TARPON SPRINGS – The Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal motorcycle accident on the evening of Jan. 23 on East Lake Road.

A press release from the FHP states that the accident occurred at approximately 5:22 p.m. where Grey Oaks Boulevard meets with East Lake Road. The area is just south of the point where East Lake Road turns into Seven Springs Boulevard north into Pasco County.

FHP troopers report that a 65-year-old Tarpon Springs woman was riding the motorcycle southbound on East Lake Road in the right-turn lane. According to the FHP, the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, failed to negotiate the right turn onto Grey Oaks Boulevard and collided with the median curb and median wall. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be ejected, causing serious injuries.

First responders transported the woman to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries the next day, Jan. 24.