The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported an accident on State Road 70 the evening of Saturday, November 25. The crash resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.
According to reports, the man was headed west on S.R. 70 on his motorcycle when he struck the vehicle directly in front of him. Another vehicle then collided with the motorcyclist after the initial collision.
The accident marked the third fatal crash in the region, within the span of three days and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Law enforcement officials reminded the public to be extra cautions while traveling during the holidays, as it is a time of year when the roadways become especially jammed. There also tends to be a higher incidence of impaired driving this time of year.
The FHP announced it would increase its presence on state highways during the month of December and asks all motorists to stay safe and travel at reasonable speeds.
Drivers must exhibit ‘reasonably safe’ behavior
All Florida motorists have an assumed duty of care requiring them to behave in a “reasonably safe” manner while behind the wheel. For example, a person should not attempt to change lanes unless it is clearly safe to do so. A failure to check one’s blind spots or to give oneself plenty of room to make the lane transition could result in a serious crash.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you may need to seek compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. For further guidance, speak with a trusted Bradenton auto accident lawyer at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.