Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merritt Island Teen in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -  An 18-year-old Brevard County man is in critical condition due to injuries he sustained in a crash which occurred on Merritt Island, Florida just after 8 a.m. on Thursday.

According to the Florid Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Wendy Woodard, of Rockledge, Florida, was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango eastbound on State Road 520 (West Merritt Island Causeway) and had stopped in a left turn lane.

Meanwhile, Andrew Rabb was riding a Honda CBR racing motorcycle in the center lane of westbound State Road 520.

Woodard attempted to make a left turn to travel onto Myrtice Avenue which caused the Durango to travel into the direct path of the Honda. That's when Rabb attempted to avoid the collision by changing lanes to the outside lane. However, the right, front of the Durango still struck the front of the Honda.

Woodard and her passenger, 19-year-old Chriss Gifford, sustained minor injuries from the crash. A 5-year-old who was also a passenger in the Durango, did not suffer any injuries.

The driver and passengers of the Durango were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and FHP has determined that the accident is not alcohol related.

Rabb was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to FHP reports.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.