A 36-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed Sunday night in Hernando Beach after a collision with car launched him from his motorcycle.
The man was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle around 9:40 p.m. when a 2008 BMW sedan apparently attempted to turn left in front of him.
According to troopers, the driver of the BMW turned into the motorcyclists’ path causing him to crash into the side of the vehicle sending him flying from his motorcycle. The man landed in the middle of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers noted that the man was wearing a helmet.
The investigation remains underway.
Riding a motorcycle is an increasingly popular activity in the state of Florida and motorcycle registrations are on the rise. Despite their popularity, motorcycles are a potentially dangerous undertaking. With little to no protection, motorcycle riders are unfortunately at greater risk for injuries when they are involved in accidents with other cars. Due to motorcycles lacking the steel frame and other safety features that are standard in cars, injuries resulting from a collision are usually severe and can include:
• Brain Damage
• Road Rash
• Spinal Cord Damage
• Broken Bones
Numerous motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. Often, these accidents involve a negligent motorist turning in front of or pulling out into an unexpected motorcyclist’s path, violating their right-of-way. As a result, the motorcyclist has simply two options, either crash into the car or crash trying to avoid the vehicle. In a majority of these cases, most motorists never even see the motorcycle, or take notice too late to dodge the crash.
If you have lost someone you care for in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, you should not be subject to financial hardship in addition to your grief. Under Florida law, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of companionship and other damages. The Florida Fatal Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton understand that losing a loved one is never easy. We can explain the best strategies for winning full and fair compensation from all negligent parties, including reckless drivers, speeding motorists and manufacturers of defective equipment. At Whittel & Melton, we will fight for justice in your case no matter what the circumstances.
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hernando County or throughout the state of Florida, contact the Florida Fatal Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or reach us by phone at 352-666-2121 or dial us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).