Motorcyclist collides into railroad crossing arm in Gibsonton - WFLA News Channel 8

Motorcyclist collides into railroad crossing arm in Gibsonton

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GIBSONTON, FL (WFLA) -

A motorcyclist was serious injured Sunday when the bike crashed into a railroad crossing in the down position, authorities say.

The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 41 near Pembroke Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A 2006 ASPT motorcycle was traveling north on US 41 in the outside lane when the biker failed to observe the railroad crossing arms in the down position across the highway and railroad tracks.

The motorcyclist, who was identified as Eugene Daniel Allman, 65, of Gibsonton, collided with the railroad crossing arm and was thrown from the bike, the highway patrol report said.

Allman was taken to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.

US 41 was closed for about one hour following the crash. All lanes have reopened.

 





 

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