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Bikers Killed In Separate Accidents During Biketoberfest

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 24, 2017

Motorcycle riders and bike enthusiasts from all over the country ascended upon Daytona Beach this past weekend to attend the 2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest, a spectacular 4-day event that saw crowds into the thousands as they celebrated its 25th anniversary in style. Tragically, the festivities were cut short for one local man, who was involved in a fatal motorcycle at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol and the Volusia County Police Department, both of which responded to the accident due to the location of which it occurred, 26-year-old Don Guldenschuh Jr. of Bunnell, FL, was driving in the direction of his home on his 2002 Harley-Davidson northbound on U.S. 1, and for reasons currently unknown, he lost control and rolled his bike while attempting to maneuver an I-95 on-ramp. Guldenschuh, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was ejected from his motorcycle and passed away at the scene. The investigation into this accident is ongoing, as stated to the press by FHP’s Sgt. Kim Montes.

This is the third motorcycle accident fatality to rock the area in just as many days. Early Friday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m., two bikers were killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision while driving on Tomoka Farms Road in Volusia County. Investigators say that in this incident, 61-year-old Ronald Ackley and 54-year-old Susan Cox, both from Eustis, were travelling southbound on their motorcycles when Orlando-native Anthony Petro, 52, who was driving in the opposite direction, veered into their lane for unknown reasons, causing the initial and ultimately fatal collision with Ackley. Cox was unable to stop her bike in time to avoid an accident and crashed into the back Ackley’s motorcycle. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and Cox was transported by emergency services to Halifax Hospital, where she remains in critical condition. The cause of this accident is also under investigation by local authorities.

For over thirty-five years, Orlando motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping victims and families receive quality & compassionate legal representation. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.

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James O. Cunningham

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