Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
A person riding a motorcycle down Derbyshire Road in Daytona Beach on the morning of Saturday, August 10th, was involved in a fatal crash after speeding by patrol officers. The Daytona Beach Police officer who saw the motorcyclist was working along Derbyshire Park, close to 9:15 in the morning, and reported back to the station that the motorcycle was traveling at what appeared to be an excessively high rate of speed.
On the evening of Saturday, December 26th, 2015, an Apopka man was killed after his motorcycle crashed into two cars, one after the other. The incident, which took place on State Road 436 near Altamonte Springs, occurred around 6:30 pm.
Early Sunday morning a violent motorcycle accident took the life of one and injured two others. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Christian Salazar and 21-year-old Miriam Perez-Duarte were driving side by side when they collided and were thrown off their vehicles. Salazar died on the scene and Perez-Duarte was rushed to the nearby hospital. A passerby attempted to stop and help but ended up crashing into the debris with minor injuries. The accident happened at around 4am on I-95 Southbound in Miami. The cause is still being investigated.
Joel Gordon, a 28-year-old resident of Georgia was killed Friday morning in a crash on University Drive in Plantation, just north of Broward Boulevard. According to authorities, the driver of the motorcycle was travelling north with a passenger on University Drive shortly before lunchtime when a white Acura SUV turned in front of them. They collided with the SUV and were ejected from the motorcycle on impact. Gordon was pronounced dead at the scene while his female passenger was transported to Broward Medical Center with critical injuries.
An appeals court has issued a ruling overturning a conviction in a case involving a driver who was sentenced to 12 years in prison on a DUI manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in 2007. An Orange County jury found that the man had been driving drunk around 2:30 a.m. on his way home to Apopka when he pulled out in front of a motorcyclist and caused a fatal accident. However, in the recent ruling, the Fifth District Court of Appeal overturned the conviction, saying that while the defendant was intoxicated that morning when he caused the accident, the 29-year-old victim was also at fault. Evidence suggested that the victim had “popped a wheelie” at the time of the accident, causing his headlight to point skyward, effectively making him invisible to the driver.