Rear-End Collision Kills 31-Year-Old Motorcyclist in Daytona Beach
Preliminary accident reports released by officials with the Daytona Beach Police Department indicate that a 31-year-old resident of Alabama was tragically killed early this past Saturday morning after the motorcyclist was involved in a rear-end collision with another vehicle near an intersection close to the Daytona International Speedway.
It was approximately 5 a.m. on June 19th, 2021, when officers with the Daytona Beach Police Department were dispatched to the vicinity of Bill France Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard regarding a two-vehicle collision with possible fatalities. According to statements from responding Volusia County authorities, 31-year-old Andrew Daniel Lauda was driving a black Harley-Davidson in the westbound direction on International Speedway Boulevard nearing the road’s intersection with Bill France Boulevard. As the motorcyclist approached the traffic-light-controlled intersection, which was red at the time, he proceeded to run the stoplight where he then crashed into the rear-end of a Chevy Camaro which had the right-of-way at the time of the collision.
Local Volusia County emergency response teams arrive at the scene of the accident within a matter of minutes, however, the force of impact from the crash was so intense that it ejected the helmet-less Alabama resident from his bike and onto the roadway where he sadly succumbed to the life-threatening injuries sustained in the collision. The 66-year-old driver of the Chevy Camaro was not injured during the incident, although his 63-year-old female passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Although no charges have been brought forth as of yet, detectives with the Daytona Beach Police Department will continue their investigation into this fatal auto accident as the week progresses and they wait for autopsy results to return from the Volusia County medical examiner.
There are multiple reasons as to why motorcycle accidents such as these occur as frequently as they do. As an out-of-towner, it’s quite possible that the biker became confused by the ebb & flow of traffic as he approached the notoriously busy intersection. On the other hand, the motorcyclist could’ve been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or was distracted by his cell phone. These details will undoubtedly be discovered by the Daytona Beach Police Department as they reach their conclusion of the case.
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.