Crash Between Jeep and Motorcycle in Volusia County Leaves One Dead
A 32-year-old individual died on Saturday, May 18th, after they were involved in a motorcycle accident in Volusia County that resulted in them being thrown from their motorcycle and into an intersection. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol at work within Volusia County indicated that the incident took place sometime around 7:00 in the evening and involved at least two vehicles.
At the time mentioned above, a 32-year-old was riding a Suzuki motorcycle that was traveling down the western lane of Thompson Avenue. The motorcyclist was nearing the intersection of Thompson and Carpenter Avenues. There is no stoplight that governs this intersection, but there are stop signs posted along at least the Thompson Avenue route. For reasons that are not clear, the individual on the motorcycle was either unaware of the signs or believed that they were still able to pass through the intersection without difficulty. When they reached the intersection, witnesses reported that the driver of the motorcycle failed to stop. It is not known if they slowed down.
At the same time as the 32-year-old was attempting to travel through the intersection inside of a Jeep. This person was coming from the Carpenter Avenue route. It is not known if a stop sign also stands along Carpenter Avenue to direct motorists or if this road is given the right of way regardless. What we do know is that as the motorcyclist chose not to stop at the stop sign facing Thompson Avenue and sped into the intersection it was at the exact moment that the person driving the Jeep also began to drive through the intersection.
It is not completely clear if it was the Jeep that hit the motorcycle or if the motorcycle hit the Jeep, but either way the motorcyclist was thrown from their vehicle and onto the road where they sustained severe injuries. Paramedics and EMTs rushed to the scene shortly after the collision, but there was nothing that they could do for the motorcyclist and he was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the collision. It is not known if any charges are currently pending.
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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