Two trauma-alerted to Ocala hospital after SUV and motorcycle collide

Two people were trauma-alerted to Ocala Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon after a SUV and a motorcycle collided.

Firefighters and police were called to a crash in the 3000 block of E Silver Springs Blvd. near 30th Avenue on Tuesday after a SUV and a motorcycle collided.

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue – Engine 5, Rescue 1, Tower 1, a battalion chief and a safety officer – were called to the crash shortly after 5 p.m. When they arrived in the 3000 block of E Silver Springs Blvd. near 30th Avenue, they found the motorcycle driver and passenger on the ground, both in need of immediate medical attention. They had been riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that had been involved in a collision with a Jeep SUV, which suffered moderate front-end damage, the report says.

No other injuries were reported. Officers from the Ocala Police Department and crews from Marion County Fire Rescue also responded to the incident.