Biketoberfest 2017 has descended on Daytona once again, bringing with it scads of motorcyclists who want to join together in their love of motorcycles as well as show their solidarity with Florida after Irma. The festivities are, for the most part, a huge success, however a few incidents have occurred that place an unwelcome strain on the otherwise jubilant atmosphere. A spate of accidents and fatalities have plagued this year’s Biketoberfest, with the most recent death occurring this past Sunday. Read the rest »
A Florida man died this week from injuries sustained during a motorcycle versus car accident in Hillsborough County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 23 year old motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died at Brandon Regional Hospital. Read the rest »
A Florida motorcycle crash involving three motorcycles and a total of six people sent two to the hospital last weekend. The accident happened when two of the motorcycles crashed on an on ramp, causing their passengers to be thrown from the vehicles. The one passenger was a 36 year old male, the other a 40 year old woman. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for what police have listed as ‘moderate injuries’. Read the rest »
The permeation of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have radically transformed our notions of celebrity and fame. Though these mediums, thousands upon thousands of individuals seek adoration from millions of fans across the world, and any one of us can use them as a platform to launch our own bid for recognition. One such man, Jake Anthony Bigby, has managed to acquire an impressive following on YouTube through videos of himself performing dangerous stunts on his bicycle around the Orlando area. Read the rest »
Sgt. Kim Montes, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, has released partial details about a crash that occurred in Orange County this past Sunday that left one individual dead. The details, while scant, paint a partial picture of the events, although it is likely that the friends and loved ones of the victim will be looking for more answers in the days and weeks to come. What is known is that Jay Tackett, a 59-year-old from Polk City, was driving their motorcycle along State Road 417. Seated behind him on the bike was Dorrie Tackett, also a 59-year-old Polk City resident. For reasons that are not clear at the time of this writing, Jay Ticket decided to change lanes. This was close to mile marker 22. As he did so, something occurred to make him lost control of the bike. Read the rest »
An Orlando man has filed a lawsuit against progressive Select Insurance Co. alleging negligence. The complaint, which extends from a May 13 2013 automobile accident happening at the intersection of Oakridge Road and Millenia Boulevard in Orlando, was filed on May 11 2017 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Orange County. Read the rest »
Three people were hospitalized in Jacksonville as a result of a serious motorcycle crash on West Beaver Street and Acorn Street on Friday, October 23rd. The collision occurred around 10:49 p.m. between a single-rider motorcycle and a car carrying two passengers. According to police who arrived on the scene, the motorcyclist and both passengers of the car were taken to the hospital while the driver of the car stayed behind. The driver is said to have cooperated openly with the officers at the crash site.
Like most Floridians, we welcome October. The sun is bright and beautiful, but it isn’t too hot. Moreover, the humidity is down. And, if you’re a dedicated motorcyclist, you’re looking forward to Biketoberfest®, too. Each year, well over 100,000 riders participate in this internationally renowned multi-day motorcycle celebration.
A motorcycle accident that occurred Sunday evening in St. Petersburg resulted in the fatality of a female passenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-275 in St. Petersburg when the motorcycle veered sharply onto the shoulder and struck a guardrail. The motorcycle continued down an embankment, hitting trees along the way. The male driver of the motorcycle, along with the female passenger were thrown from the bike. Both were wearing helmets. The 25-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the motorcycle was taken to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg with critical injuries.