Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of an Apopka man on June 5. Police say the 37-year-old suspect was driving his van out of the Loyal Order of Moose lodge parking lot near Orange Blossom Trail and Rosamond Drive around 9:00 that evening when the accident occurred.
They report that as the man turned his van south onto Orange Blossom Trail, he drove into the path of the motorcyclist, violating his right of way and causing him to strike the front left side of the van. Accident investigators say the rider died at the scene from his injuries.
Drivers violating motorcyclists’ rights of way are a very common cause of motorcycle accidents in Florida. Whether the toxicology test come back positive for alcohol intoxication or not, the driver of the van was negligent in failing to observe the rider’s right of way and can be liable for damages. Call 888-425-2004 to schedule a free consultation with Orlando motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham if you or a close family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident.
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.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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