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News Story
Updated: 04/26/2014 08:00:02AM

Death avoided in motorcycle, car mishap

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Mike Aycock from Ball's Wreck Service, picks up a motorcycle that was involved in a wreck Wednesday afternoon on Main Street in Bartow. PSA Chuck Butts helped him load the motorcycle onto the pickup. In the background is the pickup truck that was also involved in wreck.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Witnesses and curious onlookers mill about the corner of South Jackson Avenue and East Main Street while Bartow Police Department officer Luke Houser (far right) takes down information from the driver of the car (second from right) involved in a collision with a motorcycle; Houser is the investigating officer.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


The 2000 Victor motorcycle driven by Angel Cotto lays on the road following the collision with the black 2005 Hyundai Sonata (at top, on the right).

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Striation marks (foreground) made by the motorcycle show how far in advance the motorcyclist attempted to avoid colliding with a vehicle that pulled into the intersection.

By STEVE STEINER

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Tragedy in downtown Bartow was narrowly avoided Wednesday, April 23.

At approximately 4:56 p.m., a call came into Bartow Police that an accident involving a car and a motorcycle had occurred at the intersection of East Main Street and South Jackson Avenue.

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