New Port Richey, FL (July 6, 2021) – On Sunday, July 4, a motorcycle crash resulted in the death of a rider and the injury of a passenger in the New Port Richey area.
Near the intersection of Rowan Road and Notre Dame Drive sometime before midnight, a motorcycle collided with a passenger car. The rider reportedly drifted into oncoming traffic while rounding a curve on Rowan Road. The southbound motorcyclist crashed head-on with a northbound vehicle.
The 48-year-old Holiday man operating the bike was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The 50-year-old Hudson woman riding as a passenger sustained serious injuries in the crash. The identities of the involved parties have not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa FL
In Tampa, riding motorcycles is a popular hobby, and many locals love riding their bikes throughout the city. Unfortunately, these vehicles put riders at a lot of risk on the road. Motorcyclists are recognized to have a higher risk of fatal injuries in an accident, and many vehicles fail to keep a proper lookout for bikers, resulting in catastrophic incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or injury, and motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than passengers in passenger automobiles. In 2016, there were 600 motorcycle deaths in Florida, with 409 of these incidents involving another vehicle. Wearing a helmet decreases the chance of mortality by around 37%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Even if they observe all safety precautions, motorcyclists have minimal protection when colliding with a car, which means that the following injuries are nearly always more serious. Even the most common road hazards, such as potholes, ice, cracks, and slick roads, pose a considerably greater risk to riders than they do to drivers, placing motorcyclists at greater risk of catastrophic harm. Motorcycle accidents in Florida can leave riders paraplegic, amputees, or with other life-altering impairments, and victims may be eligible for financial compensation. A qualified attorney can assist accident victims in recovering and rebuilding their lives after being injured by another driver’s irresponsible actions.
At Rebein Law, our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys defend innocent motorcyclists who have been hurt or maimed as a result of reckless driving, and we will fight tooth and nail to protect your legal rights in the aftermath of a severe motorcycle accident. Insurance companies sometimes seek to settle cases fast, effectively denying you any further compensation to which you may be entitled, and accident victims are routinely abused in their time of need.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tampa motorcycle accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to talk with a compassionate attorney.
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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.