Sumter Co, FL – Motorcyclist Killed in SR-471 Crash at State Rd 50

Last updated Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Sumter Co, FL – Motorcyclist Killed in SR-471 Crash at State Rd 50

Sumter Co., FL (July 9, 2024) – A fatal motorcycle accident reported in Sumter County claimed one person’s life. The Florida Highway Patrol was informed of the accident at around 9:00 a.m. on July 7.

Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that a Ford Expedition was traveling west on State Road 50. As the vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Florida State Route 471, the driver reportedly ran a red light. As a result, the vehicle collided with a Kenworth tractor-trailer. The impact of the crash sent both of the vehicles southbound on Florida State Route 471. The tractor-trailer then struck the Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, who was later identified as a 70-year-old man from Lakeland, was fatally injured. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 69-year-old man from Winter Garden was airlifted to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. A 58-year-old man from Northport was treated for injuries at the scene. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this fatal collision.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Florida

Sumter Co., FL – Motorcyclist Killed in SR-471 Crash at State Rd 50Fatal motor vehicle accidents are often a result of reckless behaviors on the road, with running red lights being a significant contributing factor to severe and fatal crashes, especially when motorcyclists are involved as victims. Disregarding traffic signals and running red lights can lead to catastrophic collisions, putting vulnerable road users like motorcyclists at high risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries or even losing their lives in these tragic incidents.

For families who have lost a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident, seeking legal guidance is crucial in navigating the complexities of wrongful death claims. If you are facing such a devastating loss, our Sumter County wrongful death lawyers are here to provide you with the support and representation you need during this challenging time.

In wrongful death cases in Tampa, a representative of the decedent’s estate typically seeks damages from those responsible for the individual’s death to hold them accountable for their actions. While no amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida can assist families in addressing the financial burdens resulting from their tragic loss, with the responsible party’s insurance company providing restitution.

At Rebein Law, we understand the grief and hardship experienced by families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. Our legal team is committed to helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. If you have lost a family member in a fatal motor vehicle accident, contact attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to learn more about how our Tampa personal injury lawyers can assist you in pursuing a wrongful death claim and obtaining the compensation you are entitled to. Let us support you in your path toward recovery and justice.

Note: This post is based on secondary sources, and our team has not independently verified the details of the accident. If you find any inaccuracies, please contact Rebein Law so we can update the post with the correct information. We will also remove the 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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