Broward County, Florida – A three-vehicle accident on I-595 left one man dead and another in critical condition, according to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol.
The fatal motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to FHP, two motorcycles were eastbound in the left lane near Hiatus Road and a four-door Kia, driven by twenty-two year old Erica Vieira Borges of Sunrise was eastbound in the center lane ahead of the motorcycles.
Reports indicate that when the Kia merged into the left lane, one motorcycle, operated by twenty-five year old Josue Rene Robles Duprey of Miramar, struck the rear end of the Kia.
Duprey was thrown from his Yamaha motorcycle, which slid across the highway and came to rest in an exit lane.
Borges’ Kia left the roadway and struck a guardrail. When it attempted to move back onto the interstate, it was hit by the second motorcycle which was operated by twenty-two year old Shaun L. Pasley of Miramar.
Pasley was thrown from his Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle. Both Pasley’s motorcycle and Borges’ Kia then caught on fire.
Pasley and Duprey were transported to Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Duprey did not survive and Pasley was in critical condition even though both motorcyclists were wearing helmets.
Erica Borges appeared to have suffered only minor injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of this fatal accident.
This kind of tragedy is almost always preventable. While all of the facts are not yet known, it is very likely that excessive speed was at least one of the factors that contributed to cause this horrific wreck.
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