It was shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon on Friday, June 15th, when a motorcycle and a pickup truck were traveling down State Road 46 inside of Seminole County. At the time, the rain passing through the area was reaching a fairly high degree of intensity, making any driving difficult but riding a motorcycle particularly taxing. Nevertheless, the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old man from Deltona, was attempting to persevere through the storm, likely in an effort to make his way to shelter.
Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that the motorcyclist was traveling down the westbound lanes of State Road 46 while the pickup truck was traveling down the eastbound lanes. It was as the two vehicles reached the intersection between State Road 46 and Old Geneva Road that something happened to cause the motorcyclist to suddenly leave the westbound lane and enter the eastbound lane. No definite reason for this shift has emerged from the Florida Highway Patrol, although it seems highly likely that the motorcyclist was a victim of the inclement weather which somehow forced him to lose control or marred his visibility to the point where standard operation of his vehicle became impossible.
The moment when the motorcyclist entered the eastbound lanes was the same moment that the pickup truck was passing by, and the two vehicles hit one another head-on. The 68-year-old was thrown violently from his bike and landed on the asphalt. Shortly afterwards, a second motorcyclist drove through the area and collided with the prostrate man. This biker also crashed as a result.
Emergency response crews rushed to the scene as soon as reports of the incident surfaced. These individuals immediately took stock of the extent of the injuries to the various people involved in the crash. The first motorcyclist suffered the most, and it is believed that he was declared dead at the scene of the incident. Both of the other motorists—the driver of the pickup and the rider of the second motorcycle—also suffered from injuries, one of which was deemed serious enough for immediate transportation to a nearby hospital. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
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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