Charges Pending in Fatal Florida Motorcycle Accident
A Florida motorcycle accident in early November that claimed the life of a Gulf Breeze man has resulted in charges for an 18-year-old Navarre woman. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the accident occurred late in the afternoon on Nov. 2, 2009, on State Road 87. The 64-year-old motorcycle accident victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene after his 2004 Honda motorcycle struck the right side of a Chevrolet Tahoe that turned in front of him.
Florida Highway Patrol officers investigating the accident say that the victim was southbound on 87 around 5:30 p.m. as he approached the intersection of State Road 87 and East Bay Boulevard. Accident witnesses told FHP officers that the light was green for northbound and southbound traffic as the victim approached the intersection. They said that as the victim was entering the intersection, he struck the side of the northbound Chevy Tahoe that was turning left onto East Bay Boulevard. Officials say that the accident investigation is ongoing and charges will be determined when the investigation is completed. The 18-year-old woman driving the Tahoe suffered no injuries in the crash and alcohol did not appear to be a factor.
Sadly, the causes of this motorcycle accident are very similar to other Florida motorcycle accidents in that the Chevy Tahoe turned directly into the path of the motorcycle. In many Florida motorcycle accidents, the drivers of cars and trucks fail to see motorcyclists and cut them off or turn into their lane. Motorcycle riders have little protection to prevent serious injuries in these collisions, and if they survive the impact, they often suffer injuries that change the course of their lives forever.
Accident victims often suffer traumatic head, neck, and back injuries and paralysis, ruptured internal organs, compound bone fractures, horrible abrasions, loss of function and a long and expensive recuperation resulting in piles of medical bills. Orlando motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping accident victims recover financial costs to help with medical bills, lost wages and other accident-related costs since 1977. Contact his Central Florida law offices today to schedule a free consultation.
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.