A woman from Port Charlotte died five days after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Cape Coral.
According to representatives from the Cape Coral Police Department, the 52-year-old woman was riding her motorcycle when an accident occurred at about 2:14 p.m. at Mohawk Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard South. An 83-year-old Cape Coral man was driving his 2013 Toyota Tacoma west on the parkway and was in the left turn lane, having stopped at the stop sign at Chiquita Boulevard South. Another 55-year-old man was on a motorcycle heading north on Chiquita Boulevard South toward Mohawk Parkway.
A third, unidentified vehicle heading north on Chiquita turned right onto the parkway, resulting in slowed traffic and blocking the older man’s view. He then pulled into the path of the motorcycle, and the collision of the two vehicles resulted in the female passenger being ejected. She was transported to a nearby hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. The male driver of the motorcycle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the same hospital. Neither of the people on the motorcycle were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
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Many motorcycle accidents occur simply because another driver did not see the motorcyclist on the road. However, that does not mean that person is not liable for the accident. Everyone on the road is responsible for carefully paying attention to other potential hazards on the road and for making sure way is clear before turning, merging or proceeding.
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