Motorcycle Accident | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous collisions that can take place on the road. As one might expect, this is true more for the driver of the motorcycle than for those in cars or other vehicles involved. Unlike people within cars, motorcyclists do not have airbags tucked into steering wheels, door handles, and dashboards. This means that when they are involved in a crash, the thing taking the brunt of the impact is the body of the motorcyclist themselves. Sometimes, however, motorcycles are involved in collisions with other motorcycles. In this case, it is a sad fact that both individuals are still extremely exposed to the fatal ramifications of such a violent impact.
Tragedy struck two states on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, after the son of a former New Jersey mayor was struck and killed in a fatal motorcycle vs. car accident shortly before midnight along State Road 408 in Orlando, Florida. The victim, along with his female passenger, were riding eastbound along the busy five-lane expressway when they rear-ended another vehicle on the roadway.
According to the recently released annual crash statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), the number of motorcycle accidents throughout the state decreased from 8,896 in 2019 to 7,978 in 2020 – a reduction of 918 collisions from one year to the next. And while this was certainly good news for local law enforcement agencies at the time, authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol have recorded an alarming uptick in the number of collisions involving motorcycles within the past two weeks…especially around the Central Florida region.
A motorcycle accident within the city of Orlando on Monday, January 11th, is believed to have caused the death of at least one individual and the serious injury of another. An investigation into the incident by members of the Orlando Police Department remains ongoing, but they have compiled enough information from the preliminary examination of the scene to issue several statements on the crash and its aftermath.
Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue are currently investigating a deadly multi-vehicle pileup that claimed the life of a motorcyclist along the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Preliminary collision reports indicate that the motorcyclist was traveling within the I-95 Express North lane in northern Miami-Dade County when, for reasons that are unknown at this time, the biker suddenly crashed into three separate vehicles before being ejected from the motorcycle.
According to officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run collision with another vehicle along U.S. Highway 27 on November 14th, 2020. Their incident reports indicate that the suspect who allegedly caused the fatal motorcycle accident has since been arrested and charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.
On October 22nd, 2020, Brevard County Fire Rescue teams and officers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal motorcycle accident which killed one biker and severely injured another. Preliminary reports from the incident have determined that both motorcyclists were driving erratically at an incredibly high rate of speed before crashing into the side of an oncoming vehicle near Catalina Isle Drive and Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island.
According to preliminary investigations from troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orange County, a 27-year-old Orlando motorcyclist was killed on Friday, October 16th, 2020, after being involved in a hit-and-run collision with two other vehicles close to the intersection of Lake Pickett Road and Percival Road.
According to preliminary incident reports retrieved from the Florida Highway Patrol and local news outlets, a 45-year-old Dunnellon motorcyclist was killed during the early morning hours of October 9th, 2020, after he was involved in an unavoidable fatal collision with a dump truck which was maneuvering a U-turn along State Road 40 close to Ocala in Marion County.
Officers working within Osceola County were among the first to respond to an early morning crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan on Wednesday, September 9th. The incident remains under investigation at the time of this writing, but the many of the details relating to the incident were included in preliminary reports from emergency response crews.