A motorcycle crash on State Road 50 (also known as East Colonial Drive) in Orange County has left one individual dead and several others admitted to a hospital for injuries suffered. According to the report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident involved two vehicles, both of them motorcycles. Each of the motorcycles was carrying two individuals: the driver and a passenger. As both bikes made their way down East Colonial Drive, the bike in front began to slow as the driver prepared to turn off of East Colonial Drive and onto Cupid Avenue.
The second motorcycle, for reasons that are as of yet unclear, did not respond appropriately to the slowing down of the vehicle ahead of it. Realizing too late that the bike ahead was moving at a vastly reduced rate of speed, the driver of the second bike tried too late to avoid a collision. Had the driver of the second bike noticed only a second earlier that the bike in front was turning, none of the following would have happened. The right side of the second bike swiped the left side of the first bike. Following this first impact, drivers of both bikes lost control of their vehicles and crashed.
When the emergency response teams arrived they found that both the driver and the passenger of the bike whose driver had been attempting to turn were injured, but in stable condition. The driver of the second bike, on the other hand, was found to have sustained far more serious injuries. The passenger on the second bike was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the crash is still being investigated by the proper authorities. All eastbound lanes were immediately blocked off while the scene of the incident received a thorough investigation and examination. No charges have been brought forward to indict either of the bike operators, and it is not known what condition the driver of the second vehicle is at this time. When more information becomes available the Florida Highway Patrol will release updates to their initial report. This includes any and all charges, the names of those involved, and the outcome of the investigation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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