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A recent string of severe motorcycle accidents in the Orlando area have Orange County authorities on high alert and working overtime to determine the exact nature of these collisions, as well as hopefully provide some much-needed closure to the family and friends who have lost their loved ones.
According to multiple reports from numerous Florida media outlets, a 31-year-old man from Orlando was tragically killed on April 21st, 2021, after he fell off of his motorcycle while attempting to perform a dangerous stunt along the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 close to the Port St. John Parkway exit ramp in Brevard County.
As the mild & pleasant temperatures continue to increase here in the Sunshine State, so have the amount of auto accidents involving motorcycles. Data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicates that there have been a whopping 933 motorcycle collisions throughout the state since the beginning of the year, resulting in 801 injuries and 66 deaths.
Tragedy struck two states on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, after the son of a former New Jersey mayor was struck and killed in a fatal motorcycle vs. car accident shortly before midnight along State Road 408 in Orlando, Florida. The victim, along with his female passenger, were riding eastbound along the busy five-lane expressway when they rear-ended another vehicle on the roadway.
According to the recently released annual crash statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), the number of motorcycle accidents throughout the state decreased from 8,896 in 2019 to 7,978 in 2020 – a reduction of 918 collisions from one year to the next. And while this was certainly good news for local law enforcement agencies at the time, authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol have recorded an alarming uptick in the number of collisions involving motorcycles within the past two weeks…especially around the Central Florida region.
A motorcycle accident within the city of Orlando on Monday, January 11th, is believed to have caused the death of at least one individual and the serious injury of another. An investigation into the incident by members of the Orlando Police Department remains ongoing, but they have compiled enough information from the preliminary examination of the scene to issue several statements on the crash and its aftermath.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol within Lake County are currently working to discover what caused a motorcyclist to crash on the night of Monday, May 4th, an incident that resulted in the biker sustaining fatal injuries. According to the preliminary reports around the issue, the accident is believed to have taken place sometime after 6:40 in the morning. The location of the incident is confirmed as being along County Road 445, close to the intersection of this road and State Road 19, just south of Camp Ocala.
On Tuesday, March 24th, a 55-year-old from Dade City was riding their 1985 Honda 1200 motorcycle down the southern lanes of County Road 41 – also known as Fort King Road – when they were involved in a side-impact collision with a 2015 Nissan Rogue. The accident, which took place close to the City of Tampa, was tended to by members of the Florida Highway Patrol as well as numerous other emergency response teams. It is from these agencies that we received the initial reports regarding the incident.
A motorcycle crash that took place within Brevard County during the end of November is behind the death of two individuals who were on a motorcycle and headed down the northern lanes of U.S. 1. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol working within the county indicated that the incident took place sometime during the day on Sunday, November 24th. What exactly caused the accident was not included in the information compiled for the initial report, suggesting that the investigation into the incident remains ongoing and incomplete.
Numerous vehicles were involved in a crash that took place in Orlando on Friday, March 15th, close to 5:00 in the evening. According to reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue, the multi-vehicle auto accident involved several cars and a motorcycle, although it is not clear just what responsibility any of the drivers of these vehicles holds in the devastating incident.