A motorcyclist in Port Richey was killed in an accident in the early hours of Monday, September 19.
The 46-year-old rider was struck from behind by a pickup truck while waiting for a red light on U.S. Highway 19 at the intersection of State Road 52 at approximately 5:23 a.m. that morning. He later passed away from his injuries at a nearby hospital. The driver of the pickup was not injured, and according to the Florida Highway Patrol, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Motorcycle accidents can be dangerous
Obviously, motorcycles afford riders less protection than the drivers of passenger vehicles, and as a result, motorcycle accidents tend to result in serious injuries. They are also much more likely to cause fatalities than the average crash involving two or more cars.
All drivers have a responsibility to watch out for motorcycles, which can disappear more easily in blind spots and be more difficult to notice at intersections when attempting to make left turns across oncoming traffic.
Motorcyclists are also encouraged to take a variety of steps to make themselves more visible to others out on Florida’s roads and highways. These steps include wearing reflective clothing, ensuring their bikes have working reflectors and lights, using appropriate hand signals in addition to turn signals and not hanging out in vehicles’ blind spots.
For more information and guidance on how you can proceed with legal action after being involved in a motorcycle accident, speak with a skilled Bradenton personal injury attorney at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh right away.