A 45-year-old Homosassa motorcyclist was killed Monday night after being struck by a car from behind in Homosassa Springs.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was stopped on West Cardinal Street about to execute a left turn onto South Gross Avenue, when a 31-year-old Homosassa woman driving a Volkswagen Jetta and heading in the same direction rammed into the back of the man’s motorcycle.
The man died at the scene of the crash. The woman was not injured.
Charges are pending, according to the FHP.
A motorcyclist that is rear ended by an automobile is likely to suffer severe injuries. Unlike other types of auto accidents, motorcycles do not have the safety features that most other vehicles are equipped with that can prevent certain injuries. Instead, motorcyclists lack restraints that could keep them safe from further injury. When a biker is struck from behind, the injuries sustained are usually serious and may include spinal cord trauma, neurological damage and even death.
Serious bodily harm can keep injury victims out of work while medical bills are left to pile up. In the case of wrongful death, the victim’s family may be left to cope with their loss while also suffering a serious financial burden. A Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can work with accident victims and surviving family members to make sure they receive the financial compensation they deserve under the law. Compensation may include payment for hospital bills, lost wages, funeral expenses and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a rear-end motorcycle collision in Citrus County, it is best to consult with a Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton right away to discuss your legal rights and options. Time is of the essence in these cases, as critical evidence can be easily lost or destroyed in a matter of days. For a free evaluation of your case, contact us today online or call 352-726-0078.