A 58-year-old man from Bradenton passed away recently from injuries sustained in an October car accident on 58th Avenue West and U.S. 41.
According to representatives from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident that caused the ultimately fatal injuries occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on October 27. Officers said a 23-year-old driver in a 2013 Nissan Versa was heading north on U.S. 41 in the continuous left-turn lane, signaling their intent to turn left toward the drive into a shopping center on 14th Street West. At this point, the driver turned directly in front of a motorcycle being driven by the Bradenton man, who collided with the right rear of the Nissan.
The motorcyclist was thrown from his bicycle as a result of the impact, and sustained critical injuries. He was transported to Blake Medical Center, where he was under constant treatment until he passed away on Monday, November 11.
Troopers continue to investigate the accident with charges pending.
Failure to yield among most common types of motorcycle accidents
Of the wide variety of types of motorcycle accidents, failure to yield accidents are perhaps the most common. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars, they might occasionally be harder to see coming. This means a driver making a left turn across traffic might not notice a motorcycle coming their way as quickly and easily as they’d see another vehicle.
This is certainly no excuse—all drivers are expected to carefully check that the way is clear before they turn. However, it is still an unfortunately common phenomenon.
For more information about the steps you should take if you or a loved one have been injured in a failure to yield motorcycle accident, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.