Man seriously injured in crash at Marion construction site, FHP says

30-year-old motorcyclist sped, lost control and collided with the construction vehicle

Lines painted on the center of a road. (Pexels)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 30-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a front-end loader at a construction zone in Marion County on Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the wreck occurred at a construction zone near County Road 40 and Ohio Street in Dunnellon.

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The Beverly Hills man driving the motorcycle was speeding east on County Road 40 when he lost control, overturned and crashed into the construction front-end loader being operated, a crash report shows.

According to the report, the motorcyclist came to a stop in the eastbound lane of County Road 40 while the construction vehicle came to a stop on Ohio Street.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, investigators said.

No other injuries were reported.

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