A 66-year-old motorcycle rider died when a driver allegedly turned into the path of the motorcycle. Both the car and the motorcycle were traveling on Old Coachman Road when the KIA suddenly took a U-turn right in the path of the motorcycle. The rider was thrown from his Harley Davidson and hit the front windshield of a 2014 KIA. The rider of another motorcycle attempted to swerve to avoid the accident but had to lay the bike down, and it slid and hit the rear of the KIA.
The rider of the Harley Davidson was taken to the hospital where he later died, and the rider of the second motorcycle suffered injuries and was treated at the scene. Police say that the crash happened around 9:30 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, on Old Coachman Road, and that at the time, charges against the driver of the KIA were pending.
Motorists Causing Motorcycle Crashes:
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), in two-thirds of car-motorcycle accidents, the collision is caused by the driver of the car failing to yield to the right-of-way of the motorcycle. Then once an accident occurs, the rider of a motorcycle is 28 times more likely to die and five time more likely to sustain significant injuries than those in other vehicle collisions.
Along with having a lower profile, motorcycles are much lighter than cars, putting the motorcyclist at a great disadvantage in a collision. Also, the rider of the bike is almost always thrown off the bike by the impact, and then hits ground with great force.
Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The best thing to do is to focus on getting immediate medical treatment, and then once out of danger, talk to an attorney who can advise you and evaluate your case. If the insurance company calls, don’t talk. It’s not personal, but they have a job to do, and that is to pay you as little as the law allows. It is strongly recommended to speak with a Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer after any crash resulting in a serious injury or death.
So don’t go it alone, call an attorney in Tampa who can deal with the insurance companies. Contact the Rhino Lawyers who can stand up to the insurance company bullies and take them head on! Anyone injured due to the negligence of another driver in Florida can come in for a free consultation and our legal team will offer you advice and help you deserve.