Operating any motor vehicle, be it car, bus, or truck, is always a dangerous decision. The speed at which these vehicles travel combined with their weight makes it so that any trip can swiftly turn into a nightmare. By far the most dangerous vehicle to operate on the roadway is a motorcycle. Motorcycles can travel just as fast – if not faster – than cars, but they also possess none of the safety features that cars come equipped with: no airbags and no reinforced steel frame in the event of a motorcycle accident. In Florida, wearing a helmet is also an optional decision, so even this modicum of safety is optional. As a result, motorcyclists in Florida, no matter how careful and experienced, are at the mercy of the other drivers on the roadway. Read the rest »
Early in the morning on Friday, October 9th, an accident took place in Marion County that resulted in the death of a motorcycle rider. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the incident took place shortly after 6:30 in the morning. At this time, a motorcycle being driven by a 45-year-old man from Dunnellon, was traveling down State Road 40, heading towards the intersection with SW 113 Terrace, close to where the city limits of Ocala begin. Read the rest »
Reports are emerging from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office regarding a motorcycle accident that took place early in the morning of Thursday, January 9th, and resulted in the death of an officer working for the Lakeland Police Department. The officer in question, a 50-year-old individual who had been with the Lakeland Police Department since 2013, was on-duty and aboard their department-issued motorcycle when the crash occurred close to the intersection of Lake Miriam Drive and Lakeland Highlands Road.
Reports emerged from Marion County on the afternoon of Friday, July 5th, regarding an accident that took place when a motorcycle collided with the rear of an SUV while traveling down State Road 40. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, where the initial reports came from, the motorcycle accident took place shortly before 2:30 in the afternoon, when a 60-year-old individual was riding their Harley-Davidson without a helmet. It is not known if this person was obeying the speed limit at the time of the crash, but it was reported that they were approaching a stoplight when the accident took place.
Recently we reported on the devastating collision in Orlando that resulted in the death of a ten-year-old child on their way home from school. That accident remains under investigation, and authorities have yet to identify the driver of the semi-truck believed to be responsible for the crash. Today, we are reporting on another accident that happened this past week in Orlando that is similar to the one involving the ten-year-old child.
A terrible collision that took place close to Tampa in Hillsborough County resulted in massive lane closures and the death of an individual from Thonotosassa. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal motorcycle accident took place along U.S. 92 and involved a 36-year-old Thonotosassa resident as well as a 2005 Chevrolet. The identity of the Chevrolet’s driver was not included in the report.
A deadly motorcycle accident that happened along Vine Street in the Osceola County city of Kissimmee resulted in the death of one individual and the continued investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol into the incident. Preliminary reports relating to the crash suggest that the incident was the result of a collision between a motorcycle and something else, although the vagueness of the reports made it unclear whether or not the crash was between the motorcycle and another car or if the motorcycle perhaps collided with something that was not a vehicle.
An Orlando-area motorcyclist was killed this week when a car pulled out in front of him. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 55-year-old motorcyclist was driving his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle south on Orlando’s Goldenrod Road. As he approached Pershing Avenue, a Toyota pickup truck making a U-turn pulled out in front of him. The motorcyclist crashed directly into the truck and died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, a 44-year-old female from Kissimmee, Florida, was taken to Florida Hospital East for treatment to minor injuries.
A crash that happened in Orange County on Thursday, June 28th, is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Initial reports on the incident state that the motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 9:00 in the morning and involved at least two vehicles: a 2012 Toyota Camry and a Yamaha motorcycle. The two vehicles were traveling down either Old Cheney Highway or Coletta Drive, and it was at the intersection of these two streets that the collision took place.
On the night of Wednesday, June 20th, two men were riding motorcycles along the northbound lanes of Minton Road when they approached the intersection of this road and Hield Road. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the two motorcyclists were riding at a normal speed at close to 10:00 in the evening. One of the riders was a 33-year-old (driving a 2008 Kawasaki), and the other was 24 (driving a 2003 Suzuki). Both were Palm Bay residents. Read the rest »
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