Pembroke Pines, Florida – A terrible automobile accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Wednesday. According to Pines police, Ricardo F. DeCastro, 53, of South Miami was riding a motorcycle when he was rear-ended by a car, thrown from his bike and then run over in Pembroke Pines yesterday.
DeCastro was killed in the accident.
Investigators say that at about 5:20 p.m., the motorcycle, a black 2007 Suzuki, was headed west on Pines Boulevard in the outside lane.
Larry Constante Beltran, 34, of Miami was behind him traveling in the same direction in a black 1998 Honda Civic. Beltran was following too closely and rear-ended the motorcycle, catapulting DeCastro from the bike onto the street.
After the crash, the motorcycle, slammed into the back of a Chevy pickup truck driven by Jose Miguel Sanchez, 33, of Tamarac.
Beltran continued going forward and ran over the DeCastro before stopping.
The DeCastro was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he ultimately died.
No one else was injured in the motor vehicle accident.
The car accident remains under investigation. Anyone having any information about the crash is asked to call Pines police at 954-431-2200, e-mail Tips@ppines.com or call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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