Two People Killed During Motorcycle Crash in Flagler County
As hundreds of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike roared into Daytona Beach last weekend to celebrate the 30th Annual Biketoberfest festivities, the lives of two out-of-state bikers were tragically cut short after they were killed during a motorcycle accident in nearby Flagler County.
After the state of Florida was ravaged by Hurricane Ian earlier this month, officials in Daytona Beach were unsure about whether or not they’d be able to host one of the city’s most celebrated events of the year. Thankfully this area was mostly spared, suffering only minor flooding, power outages, and scattered debris, so clean-up crews got to work and the 2022 Biketoberfest went forward as originally planned. There were no serious accidents to report during the actual event itself, however, approximately 45 minutes south in Palm Coast, two motorcyclists died during a crash along Seminole Woods Boulevard.
It was shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2022, when a 36-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man, both out-of-town visitors from New Jersey, were riding a motorcycle in the northbound direction of Seminole Woods Boulevard heading toward Sesame Boulevard. As they approached the vicinity of Grand Landings, something caused the driver of the motorcycle to lose control of the bike and veer off the roadway and onto a median. The motorcycle then crashed into a tree and both people were ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the motorcycle landed back in the street and was struck by a car that was being driven by an 18-year-old man from Palm Coast.
Several emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident, including members of the Flagler County Fire Rescue, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, and officers with the Palm Coast Fire & Police Departments. Sadly, despite the multitude of medical assistance on-hand, both motorcyclists sustained life-ending injuries and they passed away at the scene.
Authorities with the Palm Coast Fire Department indicated that in this particular area where the fatal crash occurred, the street changes from two lanes down to one and that could have caused a problem for whomever was driving the motorcycle.
This case is currently under investigation by traffic homicide officials with the Florida Highway Patrol.
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.