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Wrong-Way Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

A driver who saw a motorcyclist heading the wrong way and “coming at him,” tried to avoid a collision but couldn’t, according to Pembroke Pines police.

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The crash happened along the 1600 block of Palm Avenue, south of Taft Street and north of Pines Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol Department.

According to police, Omar Evenor Mendieta, 35, of Hialeah, was operating a black 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound in the northbound lanes of Palm Avenue. Another 27-year-old of Pembroke Pines, heading north, tried to maneuver the Toyota Corolla he was driving out of the way, but the two collided head-on.

Mendieta died at Memorial Regional Hospital, police said. The 27-year-old was not hurt.

The investigation is continuing and no reason was given as to why Mendieta’s motorcycle was going in the wrong direction.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, they were no other victims involved in the crash.

Detectives ask anyone with relevant information about the crash to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 or contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department as any information received will be treated with priority.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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