A 22-year-old motorcyclist remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after being involved in a collision with a 100-year-old driver.
The Florida Highway Patrol claims a 2003 Buick Century made a left turn into the motorcyclist’s path.
The 22-year-old was ejected from his motorcycle and taken to Tampa General Hospital.
The Buick’s driver, apparently born in 1911, suffered minor injuries.
No charges have been filed as of yet. The investigation is pending.
The sunny, warm climate of Florida tends to entice a large number of motorcycle enthusiasts each year. However, when the number of motorcycles on the road is increased this invariably leads to a surge in motorcycle collisions. Many factors can contribute to a motorcycle crash, including:
• Reduced Visibility
Motorcycle accidents often leave passengers with severe injuries due to the lack of standard safety features that other passenger vehicles are equipped with. Motorcycles are not outfitted with the protective metal frame, safety belts and airbags that provide safety to occupants of passenger cars, so motorcyclists likely experience catastrophic internal, brain and spinal cord injuries when involved in a wreck. These severe injuries can wind up costing you a substantial amount of time and money to recover from, and you may be unable to cover the cost of your medical bills due to time missed from work.
The Florida Motorcycle Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton know the financial difficulties many motorcycle injury victims face following an accident. You may require assistance to carry out daily tasks and be physically unable to work. You could be facing the stress of recovering from your injury, while at the same time trying to figure out how to cover household costs. At Whittel & Melton, we strive to help those injured in accidents recover financial compensation from the liable party. We can investigate your accident claim and put our resources at work for you while you focus on your road to recovery.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, contact the Florida Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Whittel & Melton online or call our Tampa office at 813-221-3200 or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).