Chiefland motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

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J.C. Derrick

A Chiefland man was seriously injured when he sideswiped a vehicle on NE 264th Avenue and fell from his motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 51-year-old Chiefland man attempted to pass several cars while on a curve on NE 264th Avenue at 3:30 p.m. He entered the shoulder of the road, crossed a dirt driveway and, while attempting to re-enter the road, sideswiped an SUV being driven by a 32-year-old Old Town woman.

The motorcycle then rotated clockwise and overturned multiple times as the driver fell off during the crash.

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Emergency responders transported the motorcyclist to UF Shands with serious injuries.

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