Law enforcement authorities are looking for a woman who abruptly stopped her vehicle in the middle of Colonial Drive and caused an accident that left a motorcyclist in critical condition.
The incident took place just before 1 a.m. on Friday, November 18 near the intersection of E Colonial Drive and Semoran Boulevard.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a vehicle described by witnesses as a white SUV or van, possibly an older model Dodge, was traveling eastbound on Colonial Drive, just east of Semoran Boulevard, when, for uknown reasons, the vehicle stopped in the center lane abruptly.
As a result, a 2007 Suzuki GSX R600 ran into the back of the SUV. The rider, a 38-year-old Orlando man, was thrown from the motorcycle and into the roadway, where he was struck by the SUV. The motorcycle itself was propelled into the back of a 2004 Toyota Scion being driven by a 60-year-old Winter Park man, before striking the outside shoulder barrier wall.
After the collision, a witness says the driver of the SUV exited her vehicle and apologized before fleeing the scene. She is described as a Hispanic female between the ages of 30 and 35 years old, with black hair.
The motorcyclist was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. The Winter Park man was not injured in the crash.
The SUV in question should have damage to the rear of the vehicle. Traffic investigators are currently investigating the crash and are asking any mechanics or auto body shops that may have repaired a vehicle matching the above-description to contact the Florida Highway patrol at 407-737-2213 or the Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-8477.