A Wesley Chapel woman severely injured in a motorcycle crash at the beginning of April has died from her injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol officials believe the 62-year-old was traveling eastbound on Pasco Road east of Marion Lane when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
Her motorcycle went off the road and collided with a fence and a tree. The woman was thrown from the motorcycle after the second collision.
Troopers said the woman was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. She was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment of her injuries, and died on April 12.
Troopers confirmed that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute you are cruising along the highway just fine and the next you are being ejected from your bike. Losing control of your motorcycle is a scary situation and the results could be catastrophic.
The most common factor that causes motorcyclists to lose control of their bikes is speed. When speeding, bikers do not have enough time to react to an unexpected hazard in the road to avoid a collision. The smallest error can cause a rider to lose control and crash.
Inexperience is another factor that leads to riders losing control of their bikes. Turning on a motorcycle is quite different than turning in a car, and balance is critical to maneuver a turn properly. Most motorcycles have front and rear brake controls enabling them to turn quickly. The brakes should never be used in the middle of executing a turn due to the fact that they can throw off the balance of the bike. Rather, a biker should slow down before a turn and then accelerate through the turn so that the bike maintains its balance and the forward momentum needed to keep the bike upright.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Wesley Chapel or the surrounding areas, please call a Pasco County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.