Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash [GALLERY]

Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department
September 20, 2013

The driver of the motorcycle died as a result of this crash.

An autopsy was done today and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The driver has been identified as:

Samuel O. Bartlett
White male
DOB: 06/01/70

By: Lanetra Bennett
September 19, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A motorcyclist is seriously injured after his bike crashed into an SUV. The crash closed down a busy area near I-10 in Tallahassee for a couple of hours.

Tallahassee police say it happened around 10:30 Thursday morning ,when a motorcyclist driving north on cap circle crashed into a GMC Yukon XL turning off the I-10 westbound exit.

Tallahassee resident Jason Garcia was in traffic directly behind the SUV. He says he witnesses the entire crash. He told Eyewitness News that the motorcyclist ran the red light.

Garcia says, "He wasn't moving for at least five minutes. Luckily, there was a nurse that I guess was ahead of us or going the other direction. She stopped and started giving him CPR, and he started moving. He had a bone in his right leg sticking out and his right arm was also broke."

There are no reports of the driver of the SUV being injured. Authorities are still investigating.

Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department
September 19, 2013, 12:45pm

The intersection is now open.

Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department
September 19, 2013, 11:25am

TPD is currently investigating a serious traffic crash at the intersection of Capital Circle NW and I-10. All northbound traffic on Capital Circle is being routed east on Common Wealth Blvd.

No traffic will be allowed northbound at this time. Please find alternative routes until further notice while we work to clear the scene.

By: Lanetra Bennett
September 19, 2013, 11:15am

According to a first responder, a motorcycle crashed into a Yukon XL at the Capital Circle NW and I-10 interchange.

He says the motorcyclist was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a trauma alert.

It appears the SUV was coming off of the 1-10 westbound exit ramp and the motorcycle was going northbound on Capital Circle.

When asked if one of the drivers ran the red light, he says it looks that way, but cannot tell which one at this point.

Authorities are on the scene investigating.

By: Lanetra Bennett
September 19, 2013, 10:55am

Tallahassee, FL - A motorcycle and SUV have collided in the area of Capital Circle Northwest and Interstate 10 (Airport Exit).

As of right now, we do not know the extent of injuries.

WCTV has a reporter on scene and will bring you the latest updates as they are available.

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