A 73-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.
The crash happened around noon at Duck Slough Boulevard and Green Ridge Drive in Pasco County.
Troopers believe the 73-year-old biker was traveling northbound on Duck Slough Boulevard when he took a right curve just north of Green Ridge and lost control of his motorcycle.
The motorcycle collided with the curb, then crossed over the sidewalk and collided with a metal fence.
The man was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital where he died from his injuries.
According to the report, the man was wearing a helmet.
No biker ever wants to lose control of their bike on a turn. Riding defensively and doing your best to try and avoid any roadway hazards is a great way to prevent a loss of control accident. It is important to be extra cautious when riding in poor weather, and keep an eye out for dangerous or distracted drivers. It is always a good idea to make sure you’re familiar with your bike before hitting the open road.
If you do lose control of your bike in a turn and crash, a Pasco County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help. Even if no other drivers were involved, we can ensure the insurance company treats you fairly. We can also help any surviving family members file a wrongful death suit.
Even at relatively low speeds, motorcycle accidents can be devastating for riders. Let us help you and your family through this difficult time. Call us today at 727-847-2299 for a free consultation or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.