A Sarasota woman who has had two children of her own injured in separate motorcycle crashes has gone public, urging drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists and others sharing the roadway with them.
The most recent of these accidents occurred on 14th Street West near 58th Avenue in Bradenton. It led to the injury to 28-year-old Mlak Ramahi. Her mother, Houda Younis, says she was driving behind her daughter, while her daughter was in the middle lane of the road. She says a vehicle pulled out of a nearby parking lot, crossed several lanes of traffic and struck the motorcycle. Surveillance cameras from a nearby business captured the incident on film.
This is the second time Younis has had a child struck by a vehicle. In 2005, her sun was hit by a car while riding his bicycle when he was just 13 years old. He landed on his head and was in a coma for two months afterward.
Drivers encouraged to be more aware
Now, Younis is calling for anyone driving on Florida’s roads and highways to be aware of people riding bikes and motorcycles. She believes that greater awareness and fewer distractions can save lives.
It is an unfortunate fact that motorcycles and bicycles, by virtue of being smaller than other vehicles on the road, are easier to miss if drivers do not carefully pay attention to their surroundings. All motorists must remain vigilant while behind the wheel, carefully surveying their surroundings before turning or changing lanes.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, consult the experienced Bradenton personal injury attorneys at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh right away.