A motorcyclist who was in a severe accident on U.S. 41 at 21st St. E. in Bradenton on March 4 died from her injuries several weeks later.
According to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the 54-year-old motorcyclist was on the road at approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 4, heading south approaching 21st St. E. At the same time, a van being driven by a 22-year-old woman from Palmetto was stopped on 21st St. E. at a stop sign.
The van passed into the intersection, cutting off the motorcycle. The motorcyclist collided with the right side of the van, with the impact causing her to rotate, overturn and then stop in the southbound lane on U.S. 41. The motorcyclist was brought to a local hospital in critical condition, and more than two weeks after the accident was ultimately pronounced deceased after she succumbed to her injuries at Blake Medical Center.
Failure to yield accidents common with motorcyclists
Failure to yield accidents are perhaps the most common type of motorcycle accident, and usually involve drivers failing to yield while making left turns when motorcycles are coming from the opposite direction. These accidents happen because motorcycles have a smaller profile, making them a bit easier to miss.
However, it is the responsibility of all drivers to be certain the way is clear before proceeding through an intersection or making a turn. Drivers are also responsible for knowing and abiding by right of way rules. A driver who fails to yield the right of way is liable for any accident that occurs due to their actions, and any injuries that are suffered in that accident.
If you have been injured in a failure to yield accident, speak with an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to learn more about your legal options and your ability to recover compensation.