Motorcyclist Dies After Collision with Two Pickup Trucks in Volusia County
An afternoon crash between a pickup truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of one person during the middle of September. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing, and initial reports on the events were issued by members of the Florida Highway Patrol working within Volusia County. According to their reports, it was shortly before 3:00 in the afternoon that a 23-year-old was riding a motorcycle down the southern lanes of U.S. 17. At this same time, a person who was not named or described was behind the wheel of a pickup truck. They were also traveling down the southbound lanes of U.S. 17.
As well as the above mentioned individuals, a second person, also not described, was behind the wheel of a second pickup truck and traveling down U.S. 17’s northern lanes. While not part of the initial collision, this second vehicle was involved in the crash in ways that will soon be seen.
As the pickup truck and the motorcycle neared the intersection of U.S. 17 and East Fourth Avenue, the motorcycle was traveling behind the first pickup truck. It appears as though the biker failed to notice that the pickup truck had begun to slow down in order to turn off of U.S. 17 and onto East Fourth Avenue. The pickup truck slowed to a stop, and the biker raced up from behind and struck the rear of the pickup with considerable force. The biker, still on the motorcycle, then shot out of the southbound lanes and entered the northbound lanes. This is where the second pickup became involved as the biker collided with the front driver’s side of this vehicle. It is not clear how fast the pickup truck was traveling at this time, but we do know that the impact with both of the larger vehicles caused the biker to suffer from severe injuries.
The motorcyclist was alive when emergency response crews reached the area, and they transported the 23-year-old from the scene of the crash to a nearby hospital. It was sometime after reaching the emergency medical facility that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead.
Updates to the investigation are expected.
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.