St Petersburg, FL (September 19, 2022) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after being hit by another vehicle in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 17. The car was reported at the 5100 block of Central Avenue at around 11 a.m.
The rider was reportedly headed east when they were hit by another vehicle. The impact sent the motorcyclist into oncoming traffic where he was hit head-on by a third vehicle. The driver of the initial vehicle fled the scene.
The suspect car was described as a white Lincoln Mercury sedan. The injured victim was hospitalized in serious condition. No updates on their condition have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in Florida
Florida is fourth in terms of the overall number of motorcycle accidents in the United States. Compared to 2016, which had 515 fatal motorcycle accidents, 590 persons died in motorcycle-related events in 2017. Thirty of them died were passengers, while the bulk of those slain were those riding motorcycles.
Accidents that involve motorbikes can have particularly grisly endings, and people who are engaged in them can have a broad variety of injuries as a result. If you or a member of your family was injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, you have a responsibility to take the necessary procedures to protect your legal rights.
Whether you ride for fun or to go to and from work, doing so on a motorbike is an entertaining and efficient means of transportation that can be used for either purpose. On the other hand, in the event of a collision, motorcyclists are placed in a more dangerous position than drivers of vehicles. This is due to the fact that they have less protection than drivers of automobiles.
Our legal team fights tenaciously to protect your legal rights in the case of a serious motorcycle wreck. Insurance companies often like to resolve disputes quickly and without paying you further damages. When victims of accidents are at their most vulnerable, abuse often happens.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable and sympathetic St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorney.
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.