A bad accident occurred in front of the turn into Meadowcrest Blvd in Crystal River today, Thursday, May 9, 2013. It was between a motorcyclist and possible a smaller SUV type vehicle. The rider of the bike appeared to be seriously hurt. The highway patrol and Citrus Sheriff’s office were on the scene with traffic being directed through the parking lot of the West Citrus Center government building.
Sid Kennedy while waiting at the new traffic light was confused by the flashing yellow arrow and made the turn into MeadowCrest Blvd directly in front of the motorcyclist, Benjamin Barlow, 27, of Homosassa. Barlow received serious injuries of a broken leg and possible head injuries. Mr. Barlow was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he is listed as being in critical condition at this time.