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Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Brevard County

PALM BAY, Florida — According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old Brevard County man has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash that occurred just before 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

Douglas J. Peters of Palm Bay was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound in the left lane on I-95 near mile marker 174.  Meanwhile, Ramiro E. Alverez Acosta was driving a 2010 Toyota Camry southbound ahead of the motorcycle in the same lane.

FHP says that motorcycle was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.  For reasons unknown to investigators, Peters failed to avoid the Camry and the front of the motorcycle struck the rear of the Camry. 

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  • Response for "Evolution in action". Doug was a fine young man who came from a great family. Unfortunately, I feel, he suffered from what all young people suffer from, the feeling of being immortal. I know I did at that age. And, unfortunately, he learned the hard way that no one is immortal. Our community benefited from him being here on Earth. Your comment would have been apropos if one of our many career criminals had perished. My heart goes out to his parents and family.

  • This is a news article! If you people want to get together and lie to each other about what a "good" boy he was then go to the obituaries!I'm celebrating the fact that there is one less threat to innocent lives to deal with. That piece of garbage cared only about himself. Deal with it.ym♥

  • RIP. you will be missed by those who knew and loved you. May God forgive your misgivings.

  • "If you people want to get together and lie to each other about what a "good" boy he was then go to the obituaries!I'm celebrating the fact that there is one less threat to innocent lives to deal with. That piece of garbage cared only about himself. Deal with it."What a sad life you live...strange mixture of negativity and superiority. Pretty extreme to call a 19 year old a "piece of garbage" just because he made an awful decision one night.

  • Let me put this as simply as I can...This story is entitled "Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Brevard County" and I will be treat it as a news story.If the story had been entitled "Friends & Family Mourn Motorcyclist's Death" then I would treat it as an obituary.I forgive you for your misunderstanding.ym♥

  • You're part of the reason why so many feel that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. You are young and ignorant and I understand how you feel right now about stupid people, because I now hope you don't reproduce. Or maybe you just made a one time bad decision? Doesn't matter according to're just stupid and shouldn't reproduce.

  • I find it amazing not one of you have left any comments or prayers for the driver of the camry. Here is a person minding his own business and now is traumatized for life because an in-intelligent kid who had NO business having a license rear ended him! I reel sorry for the friends and family of both parties, but have NO sympathy for the motorcyclist. There is a new trend called stunts, and many people are getting killed and he was part of this trend. I seen this happen on 95 that night. He blew past me ,had to have been going well over 100mph. He was weaving in and out of traffic like he owned the road. I ride a motorcycle as well, but I have respect for myself, the road, my bike, and other people be it drivers or pedestrians!

  • This is sad. To the person leaving all the mean and heartless comments, why do you do this? Are you bitter? Is there up forgiveness in your life? Yes there is. Remember what Matthew 7:1says....

  • Doug was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. His passion for life was so strong. His smile brightened up every room he was in. He was a protector to his friends and family. This accident was tragic. There is a family now without a son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew etc. There is a beautiful young woman who is without her boyfriend now. I know Doug would not have wished this tragedy on anyone. He loved his family with his whole heart. I know Doug would be concerned and worried about the couple he hit that night. I know Doug would be worried about all his friends. He was so full of life, but like everyone in this world, he was imperfect. We all make mistakes. It's unfortunate that Doug will not be able to learn from his mistake, but hopefully others will. Motorcycle accidents happen everyday. Sometimes it's the drivers fault, other times it's failure to watch for motorcycles. The lesson we should all be learning today is not to cast blame, but to learn to share the road. To learn to respect each other. Do not let Doug's passing mean nothing. Feel compassion for the people he left behind. Feel compassion for the other drivers on the road that night who witnessed this. Feel compassion for the couple he hit that night. Feel compassion for his friends and girlfriend. This world needed more people like Doug. Th mistake he made should not define who he was. We who knew Doug, knows exactly the type of caring person he was. Always there for anyone regardless of the situation. Now let's be there for his family and keep them in our thoughts and prayers as well as everyone affected by this. Doug May be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

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