Tampa, FL (June 12, 2022) – A motorcyclist was injured after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Tampa on Saturday morning, June 11. The accident was reported on 30th Street at around 4 a.m.
Local reports revealed that 30-year-old Hannah Lynn Peters was headed northbound on the roadway when she drifted into oncoming traffic. Peters collided head-on with a southbound motorcyclist. Peters tried to flee the scene but was boxed in by police officers who were nearby and responding to the crash.
Peters reportedly showed multiple signs of impairment and was arrested. The injured rider was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Florida Motorcycle Accidents
Florida has the country’s fourth-highest rate of motorcycle accidents. This might be related to the fact that the weather in Florida is great for motorcycle riding all year. In 2017, 590 individuals died in motorcycle accidents, up from 515 in 2016. Despite the fact that 30 people were killed in the incidents, the bulk of those murdered were the riders.
When a motorbike collides with a car, it has minimal protection. This means that if they crash, they will virtually surely suffer more serious injuries, even if they take all reasonable measures. Even the most frequent road problems, such as potholes, ice, fractures, or slippery roadways, make motorcycle riders significantly more vulnerable than vehicles. According to statistics, riders have a greater chance of major injury. Motorcycle accidents can leave riders paralyzed, amputated, or incapacitated for the rest of their lives. Victims of serious collisions may be entitled to financial compensation for their losses. With the aid of an experienced attorney, accident victims may recover and rebuild their lives.
Innocent motorcyclists who have been wounded or maimed as a result of irresponsible driving are represented by our attorneys. We will fight tooth and nail to safeguard your legal rights in the aftermath of a serious motorbike accident. Insurance companies often aim to settle disputes as fast as possible, denying you any additional money. At a moment when they are most vulnerable, accident victims are routinely abused.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to talk with a sympathetic Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer about your case if you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorbike accident.
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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.