Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham is urging all motorcyclists to ride defensively and exercise extra care after the second fatal accident within nearly a week on Curry Ford Road. On November 10, a 22-year-old man was killed when a sport utility vehicle violated his right of way by turning into his path. The most recent accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 when a 20-year-old rider was traveling east on Curry Ford Road and was cut off by a Hyundai Electra driven by a 66-year-old Orlando woman. Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating the accident say that the woman was attempting to turn left from Pinebranch Drive onto Curry Ford when she turned directly into the motorcyclist’s path.
The rider had no time to react and collided with the Hyundai, throwing him from his bike and fatally injuring him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Firefighters had to use saws and hydraulic equipment to remove the roof and driver’s side door of the Hyundai to extract the driver, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition. The fatal accident closed Curry Ford Road in both directions for nearly two hours while officers conducted their accident investigation and debris was cleared from the roadway.
Regular readers of this blog know that both of these scenarios are tragically common. Most motorcycle accidents in the Orlando area are caused by drivers who fail to notice riders and pull out directly in front of them, giving them little or no time to react and take evasive action. There are many different factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents, but some of the most common causes include these:
- Drivers who talk and/or text on their cell phones
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Following too closely
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Disobeying a traffic signal
- Drivers who fail to look both ways before pulling out into traffic
While negligent riders cause some motorcycle accidents in our area, reckless drivers cause the vast majority of accidents that injure and kill riders. If you or someone in your immediate family has been injured in a motorcycle accident and you have questions about your legal options, call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886). In nearly four decades of helping injured people, Mr. Cunningham has earned an enviable record of success helping clients receive damages through court awards and negotiated settlements. Call today to get his skills, experience and work ethic on your side!
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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