A motorcyclist who was in an accident on October 11 recently passed away from her injuries, about two and a half months after the original date of the accident.
According to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was Regina Curtis, and the accident occurred on Wells Fargo Bank on 53rd Avenue West, close to State Road 70. Troopers say she was driving her motorcycle on State Route 70 when she was hit by a van traveling west that had crossed over the eastbound lanes of the highway to try to get into the bank’s driveway.
The van then fled the scene of the accident, and was last seen by witnesses traveling north on 9th Street East. The woman received treatment at Blake Medical Center but ultimately succumbed to her injuries on December 30.
Failure to yield most common cause of motorcycle accidents
Failure to yield is a frequent cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers of vehicles who are preparing to make a left turn are supposed to wait until the way is clear and they have the right of way before proceeding with the turn. However, because motorcycles have a smaller profile, it becomes easier for drivers to miss them coming. The effects are then worse, as motorcyclists have nowhere near the same level of protection as other motorists, as they are exposed and without seatbelts and airbags.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, or were involved in a hit-and-run accident, seek legal representation from a skilled Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.