Published: Jan 27, 2013 9:56 AM EST

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- An 82-year-old man died in an accident while riding his motorcycle in Charlotte County on Saturday.

Florida Highway Patrol says a driver was stopped at Veterans Blvd. and Norman Street and pulled forward to make a left turn and didn't see 82-year-old Elmer Morra approaching on his bike.

Troopers say Morra tried to stop and lay the motorcycle on its side, but hit the car and was thrown from his bike.

The accident happened just after 3 p.m. on Saturday.