2 injured in Ocala crash when car hits motorcycle, police say

Wreck occurred near S Pine Avenue

A motorcycle driver and passenger were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of S Pine Avenue and NW 8th Street on Monday, police said. (Ocala Police Department)

OCALA, Fla. – A driver and passenger on a motorcycle were taken to the hospital after an Ocala crash Monday afternoon, police said in a Facebook post.

According to investigators, the motorcycle driver and passenger were traveling south on S Pine Avenue when a car cutting across from NW 8th Street struck them.

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The crash blocked the southbound lanes on N Pine Avenue from NW 10th Street, police said. (Ocala Police Department)

The pair on the motorcycle were taken to the hospital, police said.

Officers said all southbound lanes from N Pine Avenue to NW 10th Street are shut down. Police urge drivers to use alternate routes.

This is the third motorcycle crash to happen in Ocala in as many days and the second one to happen on S Pine Avenue within the day.