Sebastian Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crash

Shady Rest mobile home park in Sebastian.
Shady Rest mobile home park in Sebastian.

SEBASTIAN – A motorcyclist is in critical condition at Holmes Regional Medical Center following a crash near Shady Rest mobile home park, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the 13000 block of U.S. 1, just south of Roseland Road, in Sebastian.

Walter Sullivan, 53, was riding on his 2015 Harley Davidson trike motorcycle in the right lane on southbound on U.S.1 in front of a 2010 Kia Soul driven by 27-year-old Kathleen Hilsner. Constance Sullivan, 55, was in the passenger seat.

Sullivan “was attempting to make a right turn onto Donna Lane that leads into a trailer home park,” FHP Lt. Alvaro A. Feola told Sebastian Daily.

The FHP says Hilsner failed to slow down and brake behind Sullivan while he was turning. As a result, Hilsner rear-ended the trike motorcycle.

The trike “overturned onto its left overturned onto its left side on the west side of the roadway and came to a final rest on Donna Lane between US1 and Rich Henry Road,” Lt. Feola said.

The FHP said Sullivan was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Hilsner was transported to Sebastian River Medical Center with minor injuries.


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