A 42-year-old Lecanto woman was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in Inverness.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was killed after the motorcycle she was riding on was struck by a vehicle on State Road 44 near south Tighe Drive.
The crash occurred at 5:30 p.m. when the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck attempted to make a U-turn on State Road 44. As the truck completed the U-turn, the motorcycle collided with the passenger side door.
The 55-year-old motorcycle driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to Ocala Regional Hospital. The woman riding as a passenger later died at the hospital.
No one in the Ford suffered any harm.
The crash is currently under investigation.
Motorcycle accidents result in a much higher rate of severe injuries than wrecks that involve only passenger vehicles. On that same note, motorcyclists are significantly more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than passenger-vehicle occupants, even if the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet.
Despite the fact that motorcyclists face greater physical risks than other drivers, bikers have the same entitlements as other motorists, and this includes the right to pursue legal action if they are harmed in an accident that is the direct result of another person’s negligence.
Even though bikers observe the same rules of the road as other drivers, they often have to face unfair obstacles when it comes to recovering compensation for damages caused by the negligence of others. Our Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand the challenges motorcycle accident injury victims and their families must face, which is why we will aggressively fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a motorcycle crash that may have been someone else’s fault, please let us help you. Call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.