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August 6, 2012

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who may have caused a fatal hit-and-run accident with another motorcyclist in Lake County recently. The accident that killed a 54-year-old Orlando man occurred around 6:00 p.m. one recent evening on County Road 48 a bit east of U.S. Highway 27. Troopers report that they are looking for the rider of an orange or maroon Harley-Davidson Soft Tail Classic that likely has damage on each side. They report that the hit-and-run rider was wearing a black helmet at the time of the accident and probably has lacerations on his back and arms from the accident.

Troopers say that the victim and the other motorcyclist were traveling side by side in the westbound lane of County Road 48 when the Harley-Davidson collided with the side of the victim’s motorcycle. The impact caused both riders to lose control of their bikes. The victim was thrown from his bike and was fatally wounded when it struck a guardrail. The hit-and-run rider wanted for questioning reportedly laid his bike down on the roadway after the collision, where it struck a guardrail and a road sign. Anyone who witnessed the accident or may know something about the damaged bike and injured rider is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

Most hit-and-run motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers of automobiles. Very few are caused by other riders, but it makes little difference from a legal, ethical and moral standpoint. Anyone who causes an accident that kills or injures another person and then flees the accident scene to avoid taking responsibility for his or her actions is grossly negligent and liable for civil as well as criminal penalties. Hit-and-run drivers who leave the scene of an accident that causes death or injury in Florida can be charged with a first-degree felony, which can result in 30 years in prison and other serious penalties.

Have you or someone in your family been injured by a hit-and-run driver? If so, you need an experienced Orlando hit-and-run accident attorney by your side to protect your rights, explain your legal options and build an effective case against the negligent party responsible for the accident. Call 800-425-2004 today to schedule a free consultation with Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham. He will answer all your questions and explain your options so that you can make informed decisions about the best course of action for you and your family.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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