A Palm Harbor man was killed Friday night after he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a car on U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 56-year-old man was traveling south on a 1976 Harley Davidson around 9:15 p.m. when he came up on a Hyundai sedan that had stopped in the outside lane for a red light at the Alternate U.S. 19 intersection. The biker apparently attempted to take evasive action, but was unsuccessful and crashed into the car, the FHP said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai was not injured.
Around 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, primarily cars. In fact, over the past decade, more than 70,000 people have suffered from serious injuries and another 3,000 more have died from motorcycle accidents. What may seem shocking, is that in the overwhelming majority of these cases, the motorcyclist is not at fault for the accident.
A motorcycle accident can result in a variety of injuries, ranging in severity from minor cuts and scrapes to major life-threatening injuries and even death. Some of the most common and severe types of motorcycle collision injuries are head and neck injuries that can leave the victim with traumatic brain injury or even paralyzed. Because most motorcycle accidents are quite serious, they usually leave victims and their families facing exorbitant medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and many other financial costs.
If you have been injured, or someone you love has been taken from you in a motorcycle crash in Pasco County, a Pasco County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you determine if you have an injury or wrongful death case that is worth pursuing. We can begin helping you immediately, so call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation.