Dade City Motorcyclist Killed in Sumter County Collision

A Dade City man was killed Saturday after a vehicle smashed into the motorcycle he was riding in Sumter County.

The crash occurred on State Road 44 near I-75.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 49-year-old Dade City man was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle on SR 44 when a Chevrolet Suburban made a left turn into the path of his bike.

The man died at the scene of the crash.

Charges are pending for the driver of the Suburban.

Most motorcycle accidents result in some type of injury. Unlike other motor vehicles, motorcycles lack the protection of seatbelts, airbags, roofs and doors. When a negligent driver causes an accident, the motorcyclist can be ejected from the bike and strike the ground or other nearby objects causing a wide array of injuries including road rash, broken bones, leg injuries, nerve damage, disfigurement, internal bleeding, neck, back and spine injuries, skull fractures, traumatic brain injury, paralysis or even death.

Even relatively minor injuries like road rash can over time lead to infection or nerve damage. More severe injuries can require surgery, amputation, physical therapy or potential long-term care.

After an accident, a Pasco County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you seek monetary compensation for your injuries including the cost of past and future medical bills, present and future wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. In the event that you lost a loved one in the collision, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased in order to obtain financial compensation for your loss.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, please call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation. We will fight aggressively to hold the negligent party liable and seek the compensation you need and deserve.

 

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