Six Motorcyclists Killed in Multiple Daytona Beach Bike Week Accidents
As most of the revelers at the 80th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week wrapped up ten day’s worth of parties and comradery solely devoted to bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts on Sunday, March 14th, 2021, not everyone who attended the rally was in such a celebratory mood. According to reports from law enforcement agencies working the event, 6 motorcyclists were killed and over 90 individuals had to be transported to local medical facilities as high trauma alerts with severe injuries.
Since its creation in 1941, motorcycle lovers from all over the world have packed up their fanciest saddlebags and flocked to Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, and this year was no exception. Although the specific numbers have not been tabulated, an estimated 300,000 attendees were expected to ascend on the beautiful beachside community – an impressive projected turnout if you consider the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding issues that travelers are currently facing.
Sadly, the fun came to an abrupt stop for multiple people as this year’s gathering has been deemed “a record-breaking week” for motorcycle deaths and injuries, stated John Guthrie – a spokesman for the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Fatalities during the event have included:
- A 39-year-old female resident of Seabrook, New Hampshire was killed when the motorcycle she was riding as a passenger was rear-ended by another vehicle.
- A 42-year-old unidentified biker was discovered deceased along the roadway by passing motorists.
- A 33-year-old yet-to-be named biker was killed on March 10th.
- A 59-year-old male from Signal Hill, California, was killed on March 11th.
- A South Carolina man, age unknown at this time, was killed on March 14th.
- A 57-year-old man was killed after he presumably lost control of his motorcycle.
Each of these fatal motorcycle accidents are currently under investigation by officials with the Florida Highway Patrol, as well as additional authorities in Volusia County. As time progresses, further details will undoubtedly be released to the general public.
Here at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we’d like to extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of these Daytona Beach Bike Week crash victims whose lives were tragically cut short. For additional information regarding motorcycle accidents in Daytona Beach, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation.
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