Orlando police said Roman L. Nuez-Guzman was going west on Colonial near Mercy Drive when he lost control of his Kawasaki as he tried to pass a pick-up truck at about 2:30 a.m.
Nuez-Guzman began sliding and hit the back of the truck, ejecting him from the motorcycle.
Nicole A. Rockwell, 28, the driver of the truck, fled the scene after driving through the grass median, police said. She was found a short time later on North Kirkman Road and police took a blood sample to check for impaired driving.
It was not clear if Nuez-Guzman was wearing a helmet. He was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.
No charges have been filed but are pending. The case remains under investigation.
Motorcycle accident injures driver
Clearwater, Florida - A single vehicle accident seriously injures motorcyclist after he hit a raised concrete median in the road.
Clearwater Police Traffic Homicide Investigators are conducting an investigation into a serious injury accident at the 2700 block of SR 580.
Investigators say the motorcycle was traveling westbound on SR 580 approaching Countryside Blvd when it struck the raised median in the road.
The driver, Robert Bagley, lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
Sarasota woman critical after Sunday motorcycle wreck
SARASOTA -- A Sarasota woman is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash sent two to the hospital and snarled rush hour traffic along U.S. 41 on Sunday night, authorities say.
Victoria Lamontagne, 39, was flown to Bayfront Medical Center.
Officials say she and driver Harold C. Nicholson, 47, skidded across U.S. 41 onto Blackburn Point Road after the bike clipped a sport utility vehicle at 8 p.m.
A Florida Highaway Patrol release says that neither Lamontagne nor Nicholson were wearing helmets. The driver's of the sport utility vehicle, Kristina L. Iacofano, 35, and passenger Albert C. Schrecker, 56, were not hurt, according to FHP.
Lets pray for a speedy recovery for those injured and for strength for the loved ones to get through trying times.Add to Technorati Favorites
Acumen, the British electronics specialists, have developed an HID lighting system specifically for motorcycles that creates a brilliant white light that is similar to sunshine at noon on a summer’s day. Its 35W High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulb, using similar technology to stadium floodlights, delivers twice the light output of normal 60W halogen bulbs, illuminating the road ahead without dazzling oncoming vehicles.
Unlike conventional motorcycle light bulbs, which use a filament, HID light bulbs are filled with Xenon gas. Once ignited by a high voltage charge the gas creates an arc of light. Acumen’s HID lights are rated at 6000K, which is similar to a camera flash bulb and double the rating of a tungsten lamp and have brilliant-white appearance because they burn at a higher temperature.
HID light systems need a massive electrical charge (15 amps at 23,000 V) to start the bulb burning. So a special unit, called ‘ballast’, is required to provide this, since the motorcycle's electrical system could not otherwise cope.
Acumen have developed an incredibly light and compact ballast (100 x 75 x 30mm) that is easy to fit on modern machines, where space is at a premium. The Acumen ballast is housed in a robust and waterproof aluminium case and supplied with plug-and-go wiring.
Once illuminated the power consumption of Acumen HID lights drops to 80V and approximately 3.2 amps constant draw (compared to the 5 amps drawn from a standard halogen bulb). HID bulbs also have a longer lifespan (approx three times the life of a Halogen bulb) and are less susceptible to vibrations and jolts rough road conditions than halogen items.
Initially five kits are available, designed to fit most popular types of bulb found on modern motorcycles.
They are 9005, H1, H3 and H7, which retail for £154.99 inc. VAT and H4 at £175.00 inc. VAT.Add to Technorati Favorites