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Motorcyclist Killed In Winter Haven Monday Night

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Winter Haven, Florida – According to Polk County Sheriff’s Department public information officer, Donna Wood, a   Lake Alfred motorcyclist was struck & killed.

James J. Dinsdale, 53, of Regina Drive, died at the scene of the crash according to reports.


Witnesses told traffic deputies that Dinsdale was stopped at a red light on Lynchburg Rd. When the light turned green and Dinsdale started to cross the westbound lanes of U.S. 92 he was struck in the left side by a 2012 GMC Acadia, driven by Geraldine Lane, 65, of  Lakeland Harbor Blvd. in Lakeland, reports said.

Lane apparently failed to stop for a red light, reports said.

Dinsdale was thrown from the motorcycle. Bystanders stopped to give aid,  but Dinsdale died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Lane and her passenger were both taken to Lakeland Regional Medical  Health Center where they were treated and released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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