84ºF

Motorcyclist killed, teenage rider injured in Northwest Jacksonville crash

Police say boy riding on motorcycle hospitalized

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed and a teenage boy riding on the motorcycle was injured in a crash early Friday evening in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

A car was traveling north about 5:30 p.m. on Avenue B when the driver tried to turn left onto Weaver Road and struck the motorcycle going south, police said. 

The man driving the motorcycle died in the ambulance. His name has not yet been released.

The boy on the back of the motorcycle, who is under 18 years old, was taken to the hospital, but is expected to survive, police said.

Regina Mayweather said she and her daughter Nia Roseburgh were heading to their home nearby when they witnessed the crash, saying it was awful to see. 

"Make sure you tell everybody that you love them because you never know if it's going to be the last time you see them," Mayweather said. "Be careful. They weren't wearing any helmets either. So if you're going to ride a motorcycle, wear your helmet. I think that may have saved a dad if he had been wearing a helmet."

Another man told News4Jax that he immediately stopped after the collision to give the motorcyclist chest compressions to try to save him. 

The driver of the car was not injured. 

The Sheriff's Office's Traffic Homicide Unit continues to investigate the crash that shut down the road for several hours.