A Georgia motorcyclist is dead after a driver traveling behind him on the Florida Turnpike failed to see him brake for traffic Saturday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred not long after sunset on Saturday in Martin County. Twenty-three-year-old Vivian R. Hagerty was driving north on the turnpike behind sixty-four-year-old Joseph Comparetto, who was traveling on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The accident report revealed that Hagerty and Comparetto were heading north near mile marker 130, about three miles south of Martin Downs Boulevard, when the crash happened.
Comparetto, a resident of Cartersville, Georgia, was forced to slow down for traffic in front of him. This is when Hagerty apparently struck Comparetto from behind. Comparetto was thrown off his motorcycle and landed in the emergency lane. After landing, he was allegedly hit by seventy-year-old Jupiter resident John Hastings, who was driving a 2008 Ford Edge. Comparetto was pronounced dead at the accident scene. According to the report, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Man dies in motorcycle accident on Florida’s Turnpike in Martin County, www.palmbeachpost.com January 5, 2013