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Popular Jacksonville Couple Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Posted on January 22, 2014

By all accounts, the long-time married couple and Jacksonville residents were a familiar sight as they rode together on their motorcycle in the area. Sometimes, the wife would read a book as she traveled as a passenger on the back of the Harley driven by her husband. Sometimes they even took their dog with them.

Now, the couple is gone, killed in a senseless motorcycle crash after a vehicle traveling the opposite direction on Florida 19 inexplicably went over the center dividing line and crashed into them head-on.

They had been traveling with three other motorcyclists from Volusia County that they did not know when the tragedy occurred. The 74-year-old driver of the vehicle first sideswiped one of the Volusia County motorcyclists before hitting the couple who were riding on a 2014 Harley-Davidson. The 64-year-old husband died on the way to the hospital and his 61-year-old wife later died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Both were wearing helmets.

The Florida-Times Union interviewed the couple’s son, who described his parents as kind and loving people. “As devastating as this is the only thing I can find is they left the earth doing what they loved,” he said.

A memorial ride has been organized for the couple. It’s scheduled to start at Gate station at U.S. 1 and County Road 210. It will end at the Veteran of Foreign Wars building in St. Augustine.

The wrongful death motorcycle accident attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the couple killed in this tragic accident. If you believe you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, contact Farah & Farah to discuss your legal options. Call us at (800) 533-3555 or contact us online to set up a free review of your case.