Florida Motorcycle Accident
A Florida motorcycle accident in early November that claimed the life of a Gulf Breeze man has resulted in charges for an 18-year-old Navarre woman. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the accident occurred late in the afternoon on Nov. 2, 2009, on State Road 87. The 64-year-old motorcycle accident victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene after his 2004 Honda motorcycle struck the right side of a Chevrolet Tahoe that turned in front of him.
This East Volusia News article describes a recent motorcycle ride for charity in honor of Bruce Rossmeyer, the founder of Biketoberfest. Over 1200 motorcyclists and passengers took part in the ride through Deland on October 11 in the 15th annual Daytona Harley-Davidson Ride for Children. The annual event raises money for Camp Boggy Creek, which has helped more than 40,000 children struggling with chronic or life-threatening diseases and their families since the facility opened in 1996. Mr. Rossmeyer was one of the founders of the annual ride and Camp Boggy Creek. He was also one of the driving forces behind Biketoberfest—a very popular annual event in Daytona and surrounding communities. He also owned several successful Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealerships.
A late September article on nwfdailynews.com describes a Florida motorcycle accident that resulted in two people suffering injuries. The article claims that the motorcycle accident occurred on US Highway 98 around 3 pm on September 27 when two motorcyclists were traveling eastbound and one changed lanes at the same time as the driver of a Honda Accord to pass a truck. The motorcycle that changed lanes was driven by a 53-year-old Georgia woman who immediately had to take evasive action when the driver of the Accord braked to avoid hitting the motorcyclist. Florida Highway Patrol officers investigating the accident say that the Georgia woman lost control of her 2004 Harley Davidson, which overturned and slid more than 300 feet.
A motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries recently when a car making a u-turn crossed into his lane causing the 45-year-old rider to slam into the hood of a 2000 Mazda. The Orlando Sentinel claims that the man injured in the Florida motorcycle accident was driving his motorcycle south on Southwest 142nd Avenue when the Mazda making a u-turn struck him at the intersection of Thoroughbred Court.