A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist, 51, today, when a black bear ran out in front of his motorcycle causing him to lose control on a Marion County road, according to Florida Highway patrol.
He was pronounced dead at Waterman Hospital following the crash, which occurred just after 9:00 p.m. on county Road 42 near Southeast 284 Terrace. His wife, riding another motorcycle behind him, was not injured.
The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, according to a report by FHP. Animal officials are unsure if the bear was injured.
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