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Motorcyclist Dies in Daytona Beach Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 8, 2018

A crash on Tuesday, October 2nd, in the city of Daytona Beach resulted in the death of a motorcyclist after they were thrown from their vehicle. According to a report from the Daytona Beach Police Department, the accident took place at Midway Avenue, at the location where this street intersects with Williamson Boulevard. The initial reports did not indicate the time of day when the crash took place, and no updates to the story have yet to be released to provide us with the most current information that relates to the case.

So far, we know that the motorcyclist was traveling westward down Midway Avenue’s leftmost lane. Witnesses to the crash told the police who responded to the incident that the motorcyclist appeared to be speeding in the moments leading up to the crash. It is not known if these statements correspond to the official stance on the case, but it is likely that the investigating authorities are taking the eyewitness accounts into consideration.

As the motorcyclist neared a sharp curve, something happened to cause them to lose control of the vehicle. Witnesses stated that it appeared as though the driver of the bike did not make any attempts to slow the vehicle down as it neared the curve, and this perhaps resulted in the lost of control and subsequent crash.

The motorcycle, a 2004 Suzuki, left its lane of travel and crashed into the curb that surrounded the center median. The bike jumped the curb, and both the machine and the rider then collided with a chain-link fence that stood in the area.

It is not clear who called 9-1-1 to report the incident, and it is possible that it was not until a police officer or medical individual passed the crash that it was first noticed and reported. An officer with the Daytona Beach Police Department arrived and attempted to revive the motorcyclist using CPR, and a medic who was passing through the area also pulled over to help the biker. Despite the best efforts of these two individuals as well as the medical staff of Halifax Health Medical Center (where the motorcyclist was taken for advanced medical treatment), the injuries the biker sustained in the crash proved too severe. The biker was declared dead sometime after arriving at HHMC.


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