A crash between a car and a motorcycle in Deerfield Beach early Tuesday sent the motorcycle driver to a hospital with critical injuries, an official said.
The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. at West Hillsboro Boulevard and Southwest 12th Avenue, just west of Interstate 95.
Diana Kelly Hyman, who works about a half-mile away from the crash at the Sun-Sentinel Deerfield Beach office, said she was waiting to turn left from Hillsboro Boulevard onto Southwest 12th Avenue in her Toyota Scion.
Once the light turned green, she said she started the turn but halfway through the turn, the crash happened.
“I just hear a colossal boom and my windshield comes toward me,” Hyman said. “I didn’t even see the guy. It was just so fast.”
The motorcycle driver was a 29-year-old man who wore a helmet and riding jacket. His injuries were critical, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said. The motorcyclist was taken to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach.
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Hyman said the rider collided with her car’s right front bumper, flew off his motorcycle and crashed into the Scion’s windshield, leaving a large hole.
By the time she looked in the rear view mirror, the motorcyclist was on the ground with three people around him, including a woman in a nurse’s outfit who was trying to cut the rider’s jacket off.
Aside from being hit in the head by her rear view mirror, Hyman escaped the crash relatively unharmed.
Because of the crash and investigation, the eastbound lanes of West Hillsboro Boulevard from Lock Road to Southwest 12th Avenue were blocked for several hours with the heavily damaged motorcycle still in the intersection. Deputies reopened the road around 10 a.m.
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