Motorcycle Passenger Dies in Florida Hit-And-Run

Last Thursday, a woman was killed and a man seriously injured after a hit-and-run vehicle hit their motorcycle. Traffic homicide investigators say the suspected vehicle is a silver GMC SUV. Part of the left front bumper and front left headlight is broken.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the SUV dragged the 50-year-old woman’s body for over a quarter of a mile while fleeing the motorcycle accident. A report by the FHP says the driver was swerving and trying to dislodge the body from the vehicle, but the driver never made an attempt to stop.

Dunkin R. Jackson, who was driving the Yamaha motorcycle, was thrown into the center lane. The 53-year-old Clermont man was seriously injured.

Hit-and-run claims life of motorcycle passenger, Orlando Sentinel, August 28, 2009
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