Category: Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are very common in Southwest Florida, and they can easily lead to the death of the motorcyclist or passenger. The family of a motorcyclist who crashed into a turning armored truck sued the security company which owned the truck for wrongful death.
According to the Cape Coral Police Department, a 29-year-old motorcyclist, Kyle Rush, died when his Suzuki motorcycle and a 4-door Hyundai Elantra crashed on Skyline Boulevard.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, just before 10:00 p.m. a motorcycle/pick-up truck accident occurred in Collier County, killing the motorcyclist.
Motorcycles and motor scooters may be less expensive than having cars on Florida campuses, but they subject the rider to more catastrophic injury potential.
Sideswipe accidents can happen with any type of vehicle, but when a motorcycle is involved, it can be very dangerous. The motorcyclist can lose control or potentially get run over by the vehicle striking him or her.
In the first three months of 2019, there has been an increase in the number of accidents caused by drivers failing to move over for emergency responders.
Continuous flow intersections address one of the major reasons there are logjams at busy intersections and left-turn lanes. Thirty-six percent of fatal accidents involving motorcycles involve a car making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle.
The largest risk of a motorcycle accident is at an uncontrolled intersection where there is no signal or other signage.
The recent tragic New Hampshire motorcycle accident that left seven motorcyclists dead is a grim reminder of the dangers motorcyclists face when sharing the road with other vehicles.
Florida has warm weather, beautiful scenery, and many motorcycle-friendly roads, which contribute to its ranking as number two in the number of registered private, commercial, and state-owned motorcycle registrations. Many of these motorcycles will be on the road the third Monday in June for the annual motorcycle Ride to Work Day, which celebrates the fun of riding motorcycles.