Motorcyclist Without Helmet Dies After Running Red Light in Osceola County
During the middle days of February, a person was on a motorcycle within Osceola County and traveling through the intersection of Narcoossee Road and Tompkins Drive when they were involved in an accident with a car. According to the reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, it was shortly before noon on Monday, the 15th of February, when the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old individual, was aboard their bike and traveling towards the intersection in question. It appears as though when they reached this intersection, the light governing the merging of roads was red for people coming along whatever road it was that the motorcyclist was using for their travel.
Witnesses to the crash as well as other information compiled by the Florida Highway Patrol during their initial investigation indicated that the 68-year-old motorcyclist, a St. Cloud resident, failed to adequately slow their vehicle when they reached the intersection. As a result, they began to travel through the intersection while the vehicles traveling along the intersecting street had the right-of-way.
At the same time as the motorcyclist was passing through the meeting of the streets, an SUV approached the same area. The driver of the SUV saw the green light and continued on their way, not expecting a motorcycle to suddenly shoot in front of their path. As a result, the SUV and the motorcycle collided while both were traveling at a fairly high rate of speed. The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was violently thrown from their vehicle and onto the road. When emergency crews reached the area, they immediately began to treat the badly injured biker. The 68-year-old was then loaded into an ambulance and rushed from the scene to a hospital located in St. Cloud.
Despite the efforts of the doctors and nurses on staff at the time when the biker was brought in, there was nothing that emergency medical care could do and the individual was declared dead shortly after arriving.
The driver of the SUV, while not fatally injured in the crash, did suffer from some minor injuries.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
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.