Police are searching for a motorcyclist who caused an accident with another motorcycle that led to the second rider flying off an overpass and to his death 100 feet to the ground below.
According to representatives from the Florida Highway Patrol, there were two motorcycles heading east on Interstate 4, just west of 50th Street in Tampa at approximately 3:33 p.m. They collided into each other, striking the barrier wall on the south shoulder. One of the motorcyclists, a 35-year-old man, was ejected over the side of the overpass. He was taken to be treated for his injuries at Tampa General Hospital, but did not survive.
The rider of the other motorcycle fled the scene, leaving behind his 30-year-old female passenger. Authorities are now on the hunt for a man named A.J. who was driving a black sport bike.
Staying at the accident scene
All parties involved in a car or motorcycle accident must remain at the scene until police or first responders arrive. Failing to do so may result in serious charges. If found, the offenders could face large fines and jail or prison time, especially if the crash in question resulted in injuries in death.
When a driver flees the scene, it makes life even more difficult for those injured in the accident. They likely will need to file a claim with their own insurance provider, which may lead to increased premiums in the future. It’s not an ideal situation for an injury victim.
For further guidance after a serious car accident in Florida, meet with an experienced Sarasota personal injury attorney at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.