Winter Haven, Florida – According to Polk County Sheriff’s Department public information officer, Donna Wood, a Lake Alfred motorcyclist was struck & killed.
James J. Dinsdale, 53, of Regina Drive, died at the scene of the crash according to reports.
Witnesses told traffic deputies that Dinsdale was stopped at a red light on Lynchburg Rd. When the light turned green and Dinsdale started to cross the westbound lanes of U.S. 92 he was struck in the left side by a 2012 GMC Acadia, driven by Geraldine Lane, 65, of Lakeland Harbor Blvd. in Lakeland, reports said.
Lane apparently failed to stop for a red light, reports said.
Dinsdale was thrown from the motorcycle. Bystanders stopped to give aid, but Dinsdale died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
Lane and her passenger were both taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Health Center where they were treated and released.
The investigation is ongoing.