A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday following a crash in Port St. Lucie, police said.
The motorcyclist was eastbound on Southwest St. Lucie West Boulevard on a 2011 Kawasaki when he crashed into a 2004 Honda Pilot as it turned onto Southwest California Boulevard.
The man struck the Honda at a high rate of speed, police said.
The man driving the Honda sustained minor injuries and was released from a hospital. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
Port St. Lucie police are still investigating the crash.
When a person is involved in a car accident, they have a seatbelt, air bags, and a sturdy car surrounding them as protection in the event of a crash. Even with all these safety features, catastrophic injury can result. Motorcyclist lack most of the protections a car provides to passengers, so you can imagine what damage a motorcyclist can sustain in an accident. Broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries and severe brain trauma are just a few of the possible injuries that could result. Even when wearing a helmet and protective clothing, there is little that a motorcyclist can do to protect themselves from the sheer impact of a car, truck, or the pavement at high speeds.