Uploaded on Feb 7, 2008
Im Joshua, The guy talking in the video, not the reporter ;).
News4jax report - Dan
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A drive home turned tragic for a Green Cove Springs couple when the husband, who was riding a motorcycle, was struck and killed by a car being driven by his wife.
Police said Annette Robinson's Corvette rear-ended her husband, Thomas Robinson, at a stoplight near the Orange Park Mall.
The crash took place Wednesday night in the 1600 block of Wells Road in Orange Park, where one witness told Channel 4 he was waiting in the left turn lane when Robinson's motorcycle pulled up beside. He said he could not believe what happened next.
"All of a sudden, a white Corvette just shot up behind him and hit the back of his wheel. She actually lifted up over him," said Joshua Kegley. "I thought it was just not real because it just happened out of nowhere."
Annette Robinson, 63, had been following her 62-year-old husband home after the couple had been out together.
"The back part of the Corvette grabbed him in his shoulder and his neck and pulled him with the Corvette. The motorcycle did like a flip, and then the Corvette landed on the ground on top of him," Kegley said.
Thomas Robinson died at the scene.
"Obviously, she wasn't paying attention. The vehicle stopped in front of her, and she was looking down or something or messing with her cell phone -- we don't know yet," said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper.
Investigators with the FHP said they believe it was an accident; Kegley said he agrees.
"She didn't get out of her car for a few seconds, and a guy from another car got out and came up and looked to see what was going on. He just walked away shaking his head, and then she realized what he was shaking his head for, and that's when she just completely lost it," Kegley said.
"She was very distraught and upset. They had known each other for a long time. It appears to be an accident," Leeper said.
Although the investigation is ongoing, Leeper said investigators don't believe that alcohol or drugs were involved in the wreck.