Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:44 PM

A female motorcyclist is hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries following a midday collision with an SUV. Just after noon Tuesday, patrol officers and Cocoa Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of Clearlake Road and Dixon Blvd. after witnesses reported a vehicle crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle. Preliminary findings indicate the driver of the motorcycle, an adult female, was northbound on Clearlake Road. A southbound SUV attempting to make an eastbound turn onto Dixon Blvd. turned in the path of the motorcycle causing the driver to hit the side of the SUV. The unidentified female driver was wearing a helmet. She suffered serious injuries and was flown to a nearby trauma center for treatment. Traffic crash investigators are currently reviewing video evidence taken from a citizen’s dashboard camera that captured the collision from a distance. The SUV was driven by a female who had two children with her, including a 6-day-old infant. They were not injured. “The driver of the SUV says she never saw the motorcycle,” said Sgt. Pat Dovale. “The victim is fortunate she was wearing a helmet. That alone probably saved her life.”