Motorcycles are the transportation choice for many throughout Southern Florida. The temperate climate makes it possible for motorcyclists to enjoy their bikes year-round. Unfortunately, they, like other motor vehicles, can be involved in injury producing accidents.
A motorcycle accident is to blame for the death of a man from Miami last month. The 55-year-old man was riding in Hollywood shortly before 6:00 a.m. when the crash occurred. The accident report completed regarding the matter indicated that the man’s motorcycle ran into the back bumper of a car driven by a 53-year-old woman on an Interstate 95 exit ramp.
The force of the impact caused the motorcyclist to fly off of his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and despite being transported to an area hospital sadly his life could not be saved. There is no word about the condition of the woman in the car.
At this point there is also no information available regarding what caused the man on the motorcycle to run into the car. While the size difference between the two types of vehicles is often to blame when a car, unable to see the much smaller motorcycle, hits it, that same rationale does not seem to hold when the situation is reversed.
The cause of the collision will likely be discovered in the course of the investigation underway by Florida Highway Patrol. In some crashes accident reconstructionists are used to determine how the accident unfolded. The information uncovered by these professionals, along with eyewitness accounts, often provides a fairly clear picture of what exactly happened.
Source: Sun Sentinel, “Motorcyclist dies in I-95 crash in Hollywood,” Wayne K. Roustan, Sept. 28, 2012
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