Ryan Bazell Killed in Cortez Motorcycle Accident on Cortez Road
Cortez, Florida (February 9, 2018) – Police have released the details of the motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with a car on Thursday evening in Cortez.
Ryan Michael Bazell, 23, of Bradenton died in the accident that took place at around 5:36 p.m. Thursday, February 8, at the intersection of Cortez Road and the entrance to the Sarasota Bay RV Park.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old woman was driving a Kia Sedona westbound on Cortez Road when she turned left and entered into the path of an eastbound Yamaha R6 motorcycle driven by Bazell.
Bazell crashed into the right back side of the Kia and was ejected by the impact.
Troopers said Bazell was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Kia was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
The woman was charged with failure to yield to a right-of-way.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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