Volusia County Three-Car Crash Kills 60-Year-Old Port Orange Motorcyclist
A recent rash of deadly auto accidents have left authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol working around-the-clock to bring some sort of closure to the families who have tragically lost their loved one. Unfortunately they’ll be adding yet another fatal collision to their current set of cases as they attempt to unravel the chain of events that led to the death of a 60-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist last Wednesday morning on Interstate 95.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol working within Volusia County, it was approximately 7:15 a.m. when on-duty officers were dispatched to a stretch of I-95 near mile marker 260 regarding a multi-vehicle pileup involving three vehicles. Incident reports indicate that at some point in time earlier in the day, aluminum debris from a yet-to-be-determined source was spilled and scattered along the incredibly busy roadway. As the 60-year-old man from Port Orange approached the metal pieces, he slowed his motorcycle down in order to avoid an accident. The sedan directly behind the motorcyclist followed suit and slowed their car down as well. However, an SUV that was positioned behind the sedan was unable to decrease their speed in enough time to avoid a collision and it crashed into the rear-end of the car. The force of impact from the first crash was so intense that it caused the sedan to jolt forward into the back of the 60-year-old biker, ejecting him in the process.
Local Volusia County emergency responders arrived at the crash site within a mere matter of minutes to assess every individual who was involved in the three-car collision. The Port Orange motorcyclist was suffering from a range of severe, life-threatening injuries and he was immediately transported to a local hospital where he sadly passed away shortly thereafter. The 60-year-old driver of the sedan and the 25-year-old SUV driver sustained minor injuries in the accident and were treated at the scene.
Both drivers in the SUV and sedan were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet as well. It is unclear at this time if the Florida Highway Patrol or any other Volusia County law enforcement agencies will bring forth charges against either of the surviving crash victims.
Since 1977, Volusia County auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been compassionately and diligently representing victims who have been severely injured or killed in rear-end collisions, hit-and-runs, motorcycle accidents, and SUV rollovers. For additional information, or to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with one of our top-notch legal experts.
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.