A motorcycle accident took the life of Clearwater resident Nolan Price on Friday night in Oldsmar. At about 7:00 pm on Friday night, Mr. Price was traveling west on Tampa Road approaching Burbank Road. The driver of a Hyundai Elantra was traveling eastbound on Tampa Road with intentions of turning left onto Burbank Road. Unfortunately, she turned directly into the path of Price's motorcycle. Nolan Price was just 21 years old.
Thoughts and prayers are extended to Nolan Price's family. To lose a loved one in an avoidable car accident is traumatic. When they are so young, it makes the pain even greater.
Let us all be more careful when driving, especially when motorcycles are nearby. Drivers of cars have a harder time appreciated the speed of an oncoming motorcycle. Also, drivers need to know that it is hard to bring a motorcycle to a safe stop than it is in a vehicle. Take a few extra seconds when turning in front of motorcycles. It could save a life.