Merritt Island Motorcyclist Killed in T-Bone Crash with Car
It was shortly before ten in the morning on July 30th, 2020, when officers with the Florida Highway Patrol started to receive calls referencing a potentially fatal motorcycle accident that had just occurred inside Brevard County. Preliminary reports from the scene indicate that another vehicle in the area had unexpectedly pulled out in front of the 64-year-old biker, causing the deadly side-impact collision.
According to troopers with the FHP, it was approximately 9:50 a.m. this past Thursday when the Merritt Island motorcyclist was driving his bike southbound along Courtenay Parkway. As the biker approached the intersection of North Courtenay Parkway and Myrtice Avenue, an oncoming vehicle driven by a 78-year-old Merritt Island woman attempted to make a left turn onto Myrtice Avenue. In doing so, she turned her car directly into the path of the motorcycle, which caused him to crash into the passenger side of her sedan.
Brevard County first responders arrived at the site of the collision to find the motorcyclist suffering from severe injuries. After stabilizing the badly injured biker for transportation, an ambulance rushed him to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. Sadly, the man was unable to recover from the severity of his injuries and he passed away soon after arrival. It is unclear whether or not the driver of the sedan was hurt in the crash.
Authorities have stated that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The identity of the Merritt Island resident has yet to be released and an investigation is currently ongoing.
Unfortunately, it is an often occurrence that motorists are unaware or “don’t see” motorcyclists. Common reasons for this could possibly include:
- The motor vehicle operator was distracted by their cell phone or other technology.
- Passengers and other occupants of the vehicle demanded the attention of the driver.
- Alcohol and drug usage was involved leading to reckless driving.
Since 1977, Orlando motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been representing crash and injury victims with the utmost care & compassion. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.
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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.