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Crash Between Motorcycle and Car in Daytona Beach Results in Fatality

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 14, 2019

A person riding a motorcycle down Derbyshire Road in Daytona Beach on the morning of Saturday, August 10th, was involved in a fatal crash after speeding by patrol officers. The Daytona Beach Police officer who saw the motorcyclist was working along Derbyshire Park, close to 9:15 in the morning, and reported back to the station that the motorcycle was traveling at what appeared to be an excessively high rate of speed.

The initial notice from this officer included the information that the motorcycle, a Honda CBR 1000, was traveling along the northern lane of Derbyshire Road, headed towards Sixth Street. A short time later, dispatchers with the Daytona Beach Police Department began to receive reports of an accident at the intersection of Derbyshire and Sixth.

At the intersection of Derbyshire Road and Sixth Street there is a stop light. It is believed that at the time that the motorcyclist reached the intersection the lights facing Derbyshire Road were red, meaning that the drivers along Sixth Street had a green signal. The detectives working on the case believe that when the motorcyclist reached the intersection they continued to try and speed through the light. At this same time, a Ford Edge had reached the area. The motorcyclist struck the front of the Ford, and this caused them to crash their bike. The motorcycle then slid for a period of time before colliding with a vehicle that was parked close to the intersection. When it struck this vehicle, the biker was thrown from the bike.

When the emergency medical teams reached the area, they found the biker lying in the front yard of a home located along Derbyshire Road’s 900 block. At this point, the biker, believed to be a 25-year-old, was still alive, although they were in critical condition. The paramedics them rushed the rider to Halifax Health Medical Center. It was while the biker was inside of this medical facility that he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation suggests that, while the biker was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, after the severe series of impacts their helmet was thrown from their head.


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