Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Near Kissimmee
Kissimmee police accident investigators have revealed few details about a fatal motorcycle accident in Kissimmee but have said that their investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Troopers report that the accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. on March 10 when a motorcyclist collided with a vehicle at the intersection of East Vine Street and Michigan Avenue. The victim was a 38-year-old Kissimmee man who was a member of the FLNY Ryderz motorcycle club. The accident closed the westbound lanes of Vine Street for several hours after the accident while investigators with the Traffic Homicide unit reconstructed the accident and debris was cleared from the scene.
Police have not yet determined whether or not the rider’s death was related to Bike Week activities. Bike Week is an annual event that attracts hundreds of thousands of riders to Daytona and Central Florida, and there is usually a corresponding rise in motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities. In 2012, the Florida Highway Patrol reported five deaths and 46 motorcycle crash-related incidents that occurred during Bike Week. In 2006, the worst year on record for Bike Week motorcycle accidents, 20 riders were killed in motorcycle accidents.
We are heading into the busiest part of the year for motorcycle riding in Central Florida. Bike Week and other annual motorcycle events draw riders from all over the country to our area, and drivers and riders alike need to be extra vigilant about driving and riding defensively, obeying posted speed limits, observing riders’ right-of-way and refraining from driving and riding while impaired.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to speak with one of the most experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys in the area, call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham. He has been helping injured riders and their families receive the fair and just compensation they deserve for nearly 40 years, and he has a proven record of success in court and negotiating settlements for injured riders.
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.