Lane Change in Hillsborough County Leads to Death of Polk County Biker

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A lane change on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County caused the death of a Port Orange, Florida, motorcyclist. 63-year-old Charles Lewis Lee was driving westbound in the center lane near the Interstate 75 exit ramp. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lee shifted his vehicle to the right to get to the exit. Lee reportedly changed lanes in front of a 70-year-old motorcyclist. The lane change caused the two vehicles to collide. Joseph Malette Glover of Haines City, Florida, was ejected from his motorcycle onto the road and struck the back of Lee’s car. Glover was pronounced dead at the scene. Lee and his 21-year-old passenger Alex Caron Lee did not sustain any personal injuries. For more read Erratic lane change causes death of 70-year-old motorcyclist.
The death of this man is a tragedy for his family and community. All Florida drivers owe a duty of due and reasonable care when behind the wheel of an automobile. This includes but is not limited to obeying the posted speed limits, using defensive, not aggressive, driving and changing lanes only when no immediate hazards are present.

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