Lakeland, FL (April 14, 2022) – A two-vehicle crash near Lakeland on Tuesday morning, April 12, resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The fatal accident was reported on S. Frontage Road at the entrance to Interstate Commerce Park at around 8:49 a.m
Local reports indicated that a motorcyclist was headed eastbound on a black 2006 Honda CBR motorcycle as 18-year-old Laderrein Johnson Bartow was traveling west in a white 1998 Mercedes Benz C230. Johnson made a left turn into the entrance of the Park and entered the path of the motorcyclist.
The rider attempted to brake, creating a 130-foot skid mark, before finally hitting the other vehicle. The rider suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased party was identified as 54-year-old Harold Schraenkler Jr. of Plant City.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Harold Schraenkler Jr. at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Motorists frequently fail to notice motorcycles, resulting in fatal collisions. According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or injury. Not only that, but motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely than car passengers to die in a crash. In 2016, 600 motorcycle deaths occurred in Florida, with 409 of them involving another vehicle.
Your life will change in unexpected ways when you lose someone close to you. As a result of the losses, your emotional and financial well-being may suffer. After the death of a family member, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by new challenges. Many families are unsure what they should do next in order to receive the compensation they deserve. When a loss occurs as a result of another’s negligence, neglect, or wrongful act, the situation can become unbearable. For those who have already suffered a devastating loss, the costs of recovery can be crippling. After losing a family member in a tragic accident, the last thing you want to feel is alone. Many people who have been harmed by wrongful death are unsure whether they require the assistance of an experienced Lakeland personal injury lawyer.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Lakeland
You need a Lakeland wrongful death lawyer who can help you with every aspect of your case or claim after you lose a loved one in a fatal car accident. This necessitates the hiring of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney. Rebein Law has a track record of assisting Tampa residents who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. Because of our years of experience, we know how to successfully pursue a wrongful death claim. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Lakeland want to assist you in holding the responsible party accountable for their actions and obtaining the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about how we can assist you, call attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 today.
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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.