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Motorcycle Rider Severely Injured in Left Turn Crash in Tampa
A car struck a motorcycle causing the rider to be ejected from his bike and sustain severe injuries. The accident happened around 3:47, Tuesday, March 3, 2019, on Hillsborough Ave. just east of Webb Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 2001 Crown Victoria turned left in front of the motorcycle causing the vehicles to collide. The motorcycle rider went to the pavement and sustained serious injuries.
Officials at the scene say that the motorcycle rider’s arm was partially severed, and he was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he underwent surgery. The accident is still under investigation, and there is no word at this time if any charges will be filed. Sometimes drivers will be given a careless driving ticket for pulling into oncoming traffic.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), a rider of a motorcycle is 28 times more likely to die in a crash and five times more likely to suffer serious injuries compared occupants in a typical passenger car.
Unfortunately, many people who take a left in front of a motorcyclist say “they never saw the motorcycle”. Indeed, left hand turn accidents are, by far, the most common type of crash. This occurs when a car pulls into the path of the motorcycle leaving the motorcyclist no good options.
Almost every bike crash ends with the rider on the pavement which adds to the likelihood of severe injury or death. Also, motorcycles can be outweighed by the average car by as much as 10 times. This weight disparity also contributes to the motorcyclist’s injuries.
Do I need an attorney?
If you are injured riding your bike, you need to talk to an attorney who can give you good advice and evaluate your claim. Don’t talk to the insurance company until you get the facts. Better yet, leave it all to the experts and concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible, or even blame you for your injuries.
Contact a Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer
After any crash, if there is a serious injury or loss of a loved one contact a motorcycle accident attorney.
Auto Injury Rhino is the powerful, results-driven law firm that takes Insurance Companies and Bullies “head on!”
Anyone injured due to the negligence of another driver in Florida should contact us for a free consultation. Our legal team will offer you advice to help you get the compensation you deserve.