OKEECHOBEE, FL - Florida state troopers were on the scene of a crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday morning.

WPEC reports the motorcycle rider had stopped in the shoulder of U.S. 441 near SE 34th Avenue in Okeechobee. He was struck by a pickup truck and sustained fatal injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim was a 53-year-old man from Brooksville. His name was not released.

The driver of the pickup was a 33-year-old Okeechobee man who was not injured.  The accident is being investigated by the FHP.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that nearly 75% of all motorcycle accidents and 50% of fatal accidents involve two vehicles. The second is usually a car, and the motorcyclist almost always fares worse. If you or someone you love have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, VG Law Group can help. Our Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to secure adequate compensation for your losses. Contact our offices today at 1-833-HELP-365 to schedule a free consultation.

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