Since motorcycle riders do not have a steel cage protecting them the way car drivers do, these riders are far more susceptible to serious injury, even death. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle crash, you need to consult a seasoned Miami motorcycle accident attorney who can assist. We will meticulously analyze your case and come up with a legal strategy accordingly.
A 74-year-old driver allegedly struck and killed a 19-year-old motorcyclist earlier this month on State Road 54, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident took place at an intersection where the driver turned into the motorcyclist’s path causing a devastating collision in which the motorcycle crashed into the right side of the vehicle. The teenage motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal crash on the road than individuals in passenger cars. Sadly, Florida leads the country in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents every year. In fact, motorcyclists accounted for almost one in five (an estimated 19 percent) of all the motor vehicle fatalities in the state.