Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a motorcyclist has died due to injuries he suffered in a crash with another vehicle. The motorcycle accident occurred on Hillsborough Avenue at Countryway Boulevard.
The motorcyclist was traveling west on Hillsborough. The crash occurred as the driver of a minivan traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the minivan failed to see the motorcycle before attempting the turn. The motorcycle then struck the van’s right rear side.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the minivan was not injured. The Florida Highway Patrol did not report if any charges would be filed.
Nationally, injuries due to motorcycle accidents have been steadily increasing year over year since data has been tracked.
In 2014, there were 92,000 injuries caused by motorcycle crashes. Also in that same year, there were 4,295 motorcycle related fatalities.
The causes of motorcycle crashes are varied:
* Not driving defensively. Every rider of a motorcycle has to act like every other driver on the road does not see them.
* Driving too fast. It is difficult to be a defensive driver when the motorcycle is traveling at speed.
* Left turn accidents. When other drivers do not see the motorcycle and make turns in the path of the motorcycle.
* Open car doors. When cars that are parked and the driver suddenly opens up the driver’s door without first looking.
If you have been injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Joyce & Reyes at (813) 251-2007. The initial consultation is free.
Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A.
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Tampa, FL 33606