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Daytona Beach Police are looking for information in connection with a hit-and-run motorcycle accident that injured two riders on the afternoon of May 8. Police say the accident occurred around 3:55 in the afternoon at the intersection of Oakridge Boulevard and Peninsula Avenue. They say a Honda Accord was heading eastbound on Oakridge and ran a red light, causing the two victims on the motorcycle to strike the side of the Accord. The pair on the motorcycle had been traveling north on Peninsula when the Accord sped through the intersection. The driver of the Accord quickly left the accident scene.
Jacksonville Police have charged a 33-year-old Jacksonville woman with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injuries after a collision that left a 28-year-old mother of three and college student in critical condition. Police say the driver pulled her car out in front of the victim’s motorcycle in the 9900 block of Lem Turner Road, near Trout River Boulevard just before noon recently. The motorcycle accident victim was returning home after leaving a class at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Florida’s streets and highways have been somewhat safer for motorcyclists over the last couple of years. Recent statistics indicate that for the first nine months of 2010, there were seven fewer motorcycle fatalities than the same time in 2009 and 80 fewer fatalities across the country during that time. Bikers say that part of the drop in fatal accidents is due to increased awareness of distracted drivers. Bikers say they see more drivers talking and texting on cell phones while behind the wheel these days, but they are getting better at giving them a wide berth. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham is pleased to hear that motorcycle accident fatalities are down, but cautions that there is plenty of room for improvement in preventing motorcycle accidents and resulting injuries and deaths.
A motorcycle accident on U.S. 92 claimed the life of one man and resulted in criminal charges for another for leaving the scene of an accident. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say the 24-year-old motorcyclist died from injuries he suffered when a Honda driven by a Plant City man pulled out in front of him. Troopers say that the victim was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle on U.S. 92 around 7 p.m. on February 18 when a 1997 Honda Accord turned left onto U.S. 92 from the Plaza Mexicana parking lot. The driver of the Honda was attempting to head west on U.S. 92, but pulled directly into the path of the rider.