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August 8, 2010 Coral Springs Resident Killed in Crash

A Coral Springs resident was killed yesterday afternoon after being ejected from the motorcycle she was a passenger on.

Preliminary investigation shows that around 4:53pm a 2001 black Ford pick-up truck driven by Valerie Cole, 46, of Margate was traveling west on Royal Palm Blvd at approximately the 9000 block. Cole was attempting to change lanes from the left thru lane to the right thru lane when she made contact with a 2006 red Suzuki motorcycle driven by Ronald Gallardo, 44, of Coral Springs and his passenger wife, Helen Gallardo, 38. As a result of the contact the motorcycle went off the roadway ejecting both riders.

Helen Gallardo was pronounced dead at the scene and Ronald Gallardo was transported to North Broward Medical Center in serious condition. Cole was not injured. Ronald and Helen were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer Jeff Dixon of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit at 954-346-1306.


Re case # 10-402248

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