A 45-year-old Zephyrhills woman was killed Sunday night in a motorcycle crash.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, she was a passenger on a Kawasaki motorcycle involved in a crash on State Road 54 just before 8:30 p.m.
Troopers said the man driving the motorcycle was heading westbound on SR 54 approaching Morris Bridge Road when he failed to stop and crashed into the back of a Honda Civic.
Both the man and the woman were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were wearing helmets.
Troopers said the woman died at the scene. The male motorcycle driver suffered serious injuries and remains at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.
The driver and passenger in the Honda were not injured.
Troopers said the crash, which is under investigation, was not alcohol related.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that more than 4,500 motorcycle deaths occur every year. The victim could be the rider, passenger of the motorcycle, pedestrian, or any party who is unfortunate enough to be at the scene of an accident. These wrongful deaths usually occur because of another person’s negligence and leave families at a loss for what to do.
When someone is killed in a motorcycle accident, multiple parties can be negatively affected. In most cases, the following people would be entitled to receive financial compensation:
- Next of kin or heirs