Gulfport, FL – Moped Rider Injured in Hit-&-Run at 26th Ave & 49th St

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Gulfport, FL – Moped Rider Injured in Hit-&-Run at 26th Ave & 49th St

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Gulfport, FL (October 27, 2021) – On Tuesday, October 27, the rider of a moped was injured after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Gulfport area. 

The crash occurred at the crossing of 26th Avenue S. and 49th Street S. The moped rider was traveling on the roadway when they were hit by a van. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. 

Local reports indicated that the van may have been owned by a pool cleaning company. The van is believed to have been a sprinter van similar to those used by Amazon. The injured party was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. 

An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Moped Accidents in Florida

Gulfport, FL - Moped Rider Injured in Hit-&-Run at 26th Ave & 49th StIn Florida, there were 600 motorcycle deaths in 2016, with 409 of them involving another vehicle. Motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely than passenger car passengers to die in a crash, with over 80% of motorcycle accidents ending in death or disability. Wearing a helmet reduces the chance of fatality by around 37%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Even if they follow the proper safety protocol, motorcyclists have inadequate protection when colliding with a car. As a result, the injuries suffered are almost certain to be more severe. Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to even the most basic road dangers, such as potholes, ice, fractures, or slick roads. Motorcyclists have a higher risk of serious injury. As a result of motorbike accidents, riders may become paralyzed, become amputees, or suffer other long-term injuries. Victims of these accidents may be eligible for financial compensation. A qualified Florida vehicle accident lawyer can assist victims in recovering and rebuilding their lives after being injured as a result of another driver’s reckless actions.

Motorcycle Crash Attorneys in Gulfport

Rebein Law’s Gulfport motorcycle accident attorneys fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt or harmed by careless driving. We will fight tooth and nail to protect your legal rights following a serious motorcycle accident. Insurance companies frequently try to settle your case as quickly as possible, essentially denying you any additional money to which you may be entitled. During a time of pain and difficulty, accident victims are routinely exploited.

Contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to talk with a caring Gulfport personal injury lawyer about your case if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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.

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