DeSoto Co, FL (August 3, 2021) – On Sunday, August 1, two motorcyclists sustained injuries in the aftermath of a crash in DeSoto County.
The Florida Highway Patrol revealed that the incident occurred at the intersection of FL-72 and Owens Avenue. Local reports indicated that a 73-year-old North Port man was stopped on a motorcycle on the eastbound shoulder of the highway. That morning at around 11 a.m, the rider attempted to merge back onto the road.
It was then that the man collided with another motorcycle operated by an 83-year-old man from Punta Gorda. The crash caused the second rider to crash into the side of a nearby SUV. Both motorcyclists sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. No one in the SUV was injured in the impact.
An ongoing investigation into the motorcycle crash is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa FL
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 80% of motorcycle crashes end in death or injury, and motorcyclists are 27 substantially more prone than passengers in passenger cars to die in an accident. In 2016, 600 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Florida, with 409 of these involving another vehicle.
Motorcycling is a common pastime in Tampa, and many residents enjoy riding their bikes throughout the city. Unfortunately, these cars put drivers and passengers in grave danger on the road. Motorcyclists have a higher chance of fatal injuries in a collision, and many cars fail to keep a good lookout for them, resulting in catastrophic accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by around 37%.
In Florida, motorcycle accidents can leave riders paralyzed, disabled, or with other life-altering disabilities, and victims may be entitled to financial compensation. After being harmed by another driver’s reckless conduct, a skilled personal injury attorney in DeSoto County can aid accident victims in healing and rebuilding their lives.
Motorcyclists have limited protection when colliding with a car, even if they follow all safety procedures, which means that the injuries that follow are almost always more serious. Even the most frequent road hazards, including potholes, ice, cracks, and slick roadways, offer a far greater risk to riders than to cars, putting motorcyclists at a higher risk of catastrophic injury.
At Rebein Law, our Tampa auto accident lawyers represent innocent motorcyclists who have been injured or maimed as a result of irresponsible driving, and we will battle to the end to protect your legal rights following a serious motorbike accident. Insurance companies frequently want to settle cases quickly, effectively denying you any additional compensation to which you may be owed, and accident victims are frequently exploited in their moment of need.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a caring motorcycle accident attorney in DeSoto County Florida if you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.