On the evening of Saturday, December 26th, 2015, an Apopka man was killed after his motorcycle crashed into two cars, one after the other. The incident, which took place on State Road 436 near Altamonte Springs, occurred around 6:30 pm.
The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old who was not immediately identified by name, was riding a Yamaha motorcycle in the westbound lanes at an excessive speed, according to Florida State Trooper Wanda Diaz. While doing so, he attempted to pass a driver by changing from the center lane to the right lane, then back to the center lane. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist did so too closely to a set of stoplights where previously stopped vehicles had only just begun to move again. The 36-year-old’s bike crashed into the back of a Chrysler 300, flew into the air and struck the back of a Toyota 4Runner.
After the horrific incident occurred, the motorcyclist was taken by first responders to Florida Hospital Altamonte. Despite having been wearing a helmet during the crash, the motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was officially pronounced dead at the hospital.
Thankfully, of the six passengers of the Chrysler the motorcyclist initially ran into (who ranged in age from 11 to 82), only three reported minor injuries. Additionally, he three individuals in the Toyota 4Runner that the motorcycle struck while airborne (a 53-year-old man and two teenage girls) were completely uninjured.
After the crash occurred, State Road 436 was shut down to traffic while the troopers of the Florida State Highway Patrol investigated the incident. Since the accident occurred, there have been no official updates as to whether any additional factors beyond excessive speed (such as alcohol or substance abuse) were involved.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, or are dealing with the loss of a loved one in what you believe to be a wrongful death case, you’ll need proper legal counsel to help you navigate through this difficult period of healing and recovery. Personal injury attorney James Cunningham has been representing victims of serious accidents for nearly 40 years, helping to protect their legal rights. To set up your free initial consultation, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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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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