Two people were transported to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries after their motorcycle crashed while they were heading north on Sugar Bowl Road in east Manatee County.
The accident reportedly occurred the morning of Friday, January 12. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the motorcycle (a 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic) failed to properly negotiate a left curve and crashed just north of where Sugar Bowl Road intersects with Harrison Road. The right side of the motorcycle hit the guardrail on the eastbound section of the highway.
The driver was a 64-year-old man who had a 64-year-old female passenger. Both were from Gasport, New York. They were ejected from the bike upon impact. No other vehicles were involved.
Legal issues associated with single-vehicle accidents
In many cases, single-vehicle accidents happen due to driver error or the use of alcohol or drugs. However, there are some circumstances in which drivers or passenger could recover compensation for their injuries.
A passenger, for example, could file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver in a single-vehicle accident. A driver may also not be responsible for a single-vehicle crash if a road was poorly designed or maintained, or if there was poor signage in the area where the accident occurred. In these situations, the drive would need to take action against the government agency in charge of road upkeep.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a serious car accident, consult an experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyer with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.