Kissimmee motorcyclist dies after crashing into sign, oncoming car

A 46-year-old man from Kissimmee was killed on Saturday night after his motorcycle crashed into a sign and oncoming car in Osceola County.

The fatal crash occurred near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Harbor Road in Kissimmee on Saturday, May 4, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle (2019 Kawasaki Ninja 650) was traveling southbound on Pleasant Hill Road, south of the Harbor Road intersection, in the inside lane.

At the same time, a car (2016 Dodge Charger) was heading northbound on Pleasant Hill Road, near the same intersection, in the outside lane.

A trooper noted in the report that for unknown reasons, the motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle and veered across the grass median of Pleasant Hill Road in a southeasterly direction. The motorcycle then struck a sign in the median before continuing into the northbound lanes in the direct path of the car.

The report stated that the motorcycle proceeded to collide with the left side of the car. The impact caused the motorcyclist to fall from his vehicle, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the report.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 65-year-old Kissimmee man, was not injured, and he remained at the scene of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  

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