Two-Motorcycle Crash Results in Three Fatalities in Daytona Beach
As Bike Week gets underway within Daytona Beach, the possibility of people becoming injured in accidents involving motorcycles increases dramatically. Despite the efforts of all the authorities within Daytona Beach to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible, an incident still took place on Tuesday, March 10th, that resulted in three people losing their lives.
Reports from the scene suggest that the incident began sometime during the morning and involved three motorcycles and four people. Two of these individuals, a 46-year-old and a 47-year-old, were aboard a dark blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle, heading down the western lane of International Speedway Boulevard. At this same time, two other people, a 55-year-old Missouri resident and a 65-year-old from an unknown state were riding two additional Harley-Davidson motorcycles down the western lanes of International Speedway Boulevard.
The couple on the blue bike were driving in the rightmost lane of westbound ISB while the other two individuals, each on their own motorcycle, were riding along one of ISB’s center lanes. The three bikes were traveling parallel to one another.
Close to the intersection of ISB and NASCAR Drive, the driver on the dark blue motorcycle decided to change lanes. It is not clear if they saw the other two motorcycles riding next to them, but it appears as though they either did not see them or otherwise believed the bikes to have enough distance in between them for the lane change to not be an issue.
Unfortunately, there was not enough room between the motorcycles, and as the driver of the dark blue motorcycle transferred lanes they swerved directly into one of the other two bikes. The two motorcycles collided while still traveling at considerable speeds, causing both of the bikes to crash and for the three people to be thrown off of their vehicles and into the road. It is not known if any of the people involved were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
When emergency crews reached the area, there was not much that they were able to do in order to tend to and aid the three injured cyclists. It is not clear if these individuals were able to be transported to nearby hospitals, but we do know that all three died as a result of the injuries they suffered in the crash.
Charges are not currently pending. The crash remains under investigation.
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.