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Palm Bay Biker Killed During a Crash With Another Vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 1

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 17, 2022

The traffic homicide unit with the Florida Highway Patrol has opened an official investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 68-year-old man from Palm Bay early Sunday morning along U.S. Highway 1 in Scottsmoor.

According to preliminary accident reports from the authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Brevard County, it was a few minutes after 1:00 a.m. on May 15, 2022, when a 68-year-old man and his 48-year-old female passenger had just gotten on their motorcycle and were attempting to pull out of a parking lot near U.S. Highway 1 and Sunset Avenue. As the Palm Bay residents tried to make a turn onto U.S. Highway 1, they accidentally positioned their Harley-Davidson into the direct path of an oncoming 2014 Chevy Impala that was driving in the northbound direction. Neither the 68-year-old driver of the motorcycle nor the 35-year-old Titusville man behind the wheel of the Impala were unable to avoid a collision and both vehicles crashed into each other.

The force from the impact of the crash caused both individuals on the Harley-Davidson to be ejected from their motorcycle. Emergency response teams in Palm Bay transported the 68-year-old man to the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville where he passed away shortly upon arrival due to the severe nature of his injuries. His 48-year-old passenger was critically injured during the collision and she was taken to a hospital in Orlando for additional medical treatment. Her current condition is unknown at this time. The 35-year-old driver of the Chevy Impala was unharmed during the deadly incident. It is unclear if either of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets when the accident occurred.

Since 1977, Brevard County motorcycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has been representing the victims and families who have been seriously injured or killed during head-on collisions, wrong-way car accidents, side-impact collisions, and rear-end car accidents. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please submit a few details surrounding your case through a contact form on our website or call our office directly at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with a representative.

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James O. CunninghamSince 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.

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