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Judge Overturns Appeals Court Ruling in DUI “Wheelie” Case

December 28, 2012

Last month, we wrote about an Apopka man whose lawyer said he was not to blame for a fatal DUI motorcycle accident because the rider was popping a wheelie at the time and his lights were impossible for a driver to see. The man had already served three years of a 12-year sentence in connection with the accident. In September, an appeals court agreed with the man’s lawyer and threw out his DUI manslaughter conviction and the rest of the sentence, saying that the rider had been riding recklessly with his front wheel in the air and could not be seen.

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Florida Motorcyclist Killed When Car Crosses Center Line

August 6, 2012

Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating a fatal motorcycle accident report that an Odessa motorcyclist was killed when a car crossed the centerline into her lane, forcing her to collide with the side of the car. Troopers say the 59-year-old victim was riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on US 27/US 19 when a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro driven by a 51-year-old Greenville man violated her right of way by drifting into oncoming traffic. Troopers say the victim had little or no time to avoid the accident and collided with the left front side of the car.

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Surprising Study Results on Motorcycle Accident Head Injury Survival With and Without Helmets

July 2, 2012

Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham believes that riders should take full advantage of any and all protective equipment when riding their motorcycles but was very surprised to read a recent study regarding their effectiveness. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the results of their study and surprisingly found that helmets only give riders a slight advantage in surviving head injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Although Florida has mandatory helmet laws, they only affect those under 21 years of age and those who have purchased at least $10,000 in insurance coverage.

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Florida Motorcyclist Killed in Rear-End Accident on S.R. 50

December 14, 2011

A rear-end accident on State Road 50 near the intersection with Remington Road has claimed the life of a 41-year-old motorcyclist, according to Florida Highway Patrol officers. They say that the victim was in the center westbound lane of Colonial Drive waiting for a red light to change when he was struck from behind by a Honda sport utility vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Clermont man. Accident investigators say the accident occurred around 12:03 a.m. Just as the light changed from red to green, the Honda SUV collided with the rear of the victim’s motorcycle, sending it across the intersection and ejecting the rider.

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Florida Motorcycle Accident Results in Citations for Motorcyclist and Driver

October 13, 2011

A recent accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist has resulted in the rider and the driver who struck him with his pickup truck having citations for different moving violations. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on U.S. 19 just north of County Road 351A when the 21-year-old driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck violated the right-of-way of the motorcyclist by driving directly into the rider’s path. A 41-year-old passenger in the truck also suffered injuries in the collision. The 52-year-old motorcyclist was riding a 2006 Yamaha when he attempted to enter the four-lane divided highway but was cut off by the pickup truck.

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One Rider Killed, Another Seriously Injured in Florida Motorcycle Accident

October 13, 2011

An Orange County motorcycle accident has killed one rider and seriously injured another, according to accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP officials say that the accident occurred on State Road 520 at Beachline around 11:00 a.m. on September 3. They say a motorcycle carrying two riders was being pulled over by an Orange County Sherriff’s Deputy for speeding when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Officers say the rider had slowed to pull over when the truck came from behind quickly and collided with the motorcycle without slowing to avoid the collision.

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Two Killed in Orlando Motorcycle Accident

October 13, 2011

A September 22 collision between a motorcycle and a car has claimed the lives of the motorcyclist and the driver of the car. Orlando police say that the 24-year-old motorcyclist was riding his motorcycle on an undisclosed Orlando street when he collided with a 2009 Saturn Vue driven by a 33-year-old Orlando man. Witnesses say that the motorcyclist had been traveling at a high rate of speed before the accident occurred. When police arrived at the accident scene, they found the rider had been ejected from his bike and hurled through the windshield of the car, suffering mortal injuries. The driver of the Saturn also died from his injuries. Orlando police are withholding additional details about the accident while conducting their investigation.

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Alcohol Considered a Contributing Factor in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

July 27, 2010

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.
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Orange County:
Orlando, FL

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

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DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

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