A woman suffered fatal injuries in a recent motorcycle accident when she fell off the back of the motorcycle after the rider lost control. Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the accident occurred on State Road 434 near the intersection with Lake Underhill Road. Troopers report that the victim, a 46-year-old Orlando woman, was riding on the back of a Honda motorcycle operated by a 39-year-old Orlando man traveling southbound on S.R. 434 around 10:40 p.m. one recent evening when the man tried to change lanes. As the man attempted to pass a nearby sedan to move from the right lane to the right turn lane, he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a curb.
The impact caused the woman to lose her grip, and she was thrown from the bike into the path of the sedan they had just passed. The driver of the sedan had no time to avoid striking the victim and ran over her, causing catastrophic injuries. She was taken to Florida Hospital East, where she died from her injuries. FHP officials say that they expect to file charges against the operator of the Honda motorcycle, who sustained minor injuries in the accident.
When we write about Orlando motorcycle accidents on this blog, the negligent parties responsible for causing the accident are usually drivers of automobiles. While that may be the case in the vast majority of motorcycle accidents, motorcycle riders can be also be negligent and cause accidents that kill and injure riders and passengers. When they do, they can be held liable for the damages they cause just like reckless drivers.
Have you or someone in your immediate family been injured by a negligent motorcyclist? If so, you may be entitled to seek fair and just compensation from the motorcyclist and his or her insurance company. For more information about your rights, Florida laws and your legal options, call Orlando motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 800-425-2004. He has a proven record of success as an Orlando personal injury lawyer helping injured people receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. Call today to get the experienced and skilled legal representation you deserve!
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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