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Daytona Beach Accidents and Traffic Delays Plague Biketoberfest

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 22, 2015

Biketoberfest is a major event during the month of October in Volusia County in and around Daytona Beach. The four-day long festival celebrating everything about motorcycles brings people from many different walks of life and as far away as Alaska. The high concentration of biking enthusiasts also brings with it an increase in driving hazards, due to the larger than average number of motorcycles on Daytona’s streets and highways.

Troopers responded to several accidents on Interstate 4 and Interstate 95, which caused severe delays for anyone unlucky enough to be traveling over the long weekend. Several motorists ran out of gas after waiting so long, and others drove along the shoulder, the median and through the right of way to escape the gridlock.

Though most of the incidents over the weekend were relatively minor, there were also a few major injury accidents, mostly along the interstate. At least one motorcyclist was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center and many other drivers and their passengers suffered injuries due to the large number of traffic accidents. Officials estimate that at least a dozen accidents occurred on Saturday alone.

Motorcycles present a unique hazard on Florida’s streets. The small size of a motorcycle makes the vehicle more difficult for drivers to see, especially if they are only expecting to recognize something similar to the size of a car in their rear view mirrors. Their size also gives motorcycles increased maneuverability over a car, and quick turns can put motorcyclists in the path of danger without realizing it. Also, they are lighter than a full size vehicle, and can reach top speeds in just a few seconds. Their small size and light weight are also a large part of what makes a motorcycle dangerous. There is very little protection for someone riding a motorcycle, should they be involved in an accident. The human body is not equipped to withstand the force of a high speed collision, even with a helmet and protective body gear.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY 877-354-6587.

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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