Tampa, FL (October 19, 2021) – A man suffered serious injuries on Monday, October 18, after being hit by a motor vehicle in Tampa.
The crash occurred at the intersection of FL-60 and Ware Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a van was traveling east on the highway while a gas-powered moped was headed westbound. The van reportedly made a U-turn at the intersection early that morning.
The van entered the path of the rider. This caused the two vehicles to collide. The 33-year-old Tampa man riding the moped was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. No further information has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Moped Accidents in Florida
Motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than passenger car passengers, with more than 80 percent of motorcycle accidents resulting in death or disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by about 37%. In 2016, 600 motorcycle deaths occurred in Florida, with 409 of them involving another vehicle.
Motorcyclists, even when they follow the necessary safety protocol, have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle. This means that the resulting injuries are almost certain to be more severe. Even the most common road hazards like potholes, ice, cracks, or slick roads are a much greater risk for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are at greater risk of being seriously injured. Motorcycle crashes can leave riders paralyzed, as amputees, or with other types of permanent disability. Victims of these accidents may be entitled to lost compensation. An experienced Florida car crash lawyer can provide an avenue for crash victims to recover and become whole again after being injured by the reckless actions of another driver.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Tampa
At Rebein Law, our team of Tampa motorcycle crash attorneys advocates for innocent riders who have faced injury and harm due to careless drivers. We will fight tirelessly to make sure that your legal rights are protected following a serious motorcycle accident. Insurance companies often try to close the case early, effectively eliminating any additional compensation you may be entitled to. Accident victims are often taken advantage of in their time of difficulty and hardship.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein today at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa personal injury attorney who cares.
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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.