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Negligent drivers can cause Florida motorcycle accidents

Riding a motorcycle in Florida can be dangerous. Even experienced bikers may find themselves victims in motorcycle accidents due to negligent drivers. No matter the cause behind a driver's negligence, when larger vehicles hit motorcycles, serious damage can result. One such collision caused the death of a man when his bike was hit by a truck. 

The victim was traveling south on his motorcycle when the crash occurred. He was in the process of making a right turn when, for unknown reasons, the driver of the pickup truck behind him failed to slow down. The truck hit the rear-end of the motorcycle, which caused it to overturn. 

Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports did not reveal whether he was using any type of safety device at the time of the collision. The woman driving the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash is still under investigation, and charges against the driver believed responsible remain pending.

Though criminal charges appear to be forthcoming, the family of the victim could still file a wrongful death claim in civil court. If their claim successfully proves the other driver negligent, they could be awarded monetary damages to help pay for funeral costs and any other financial losses related to the collision. Any families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents could benefit from consulting an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. An attorney could provide more information about wrongful death claims as well as assist the family throughout the litigation process.

Source:, "Longwood man killed in motorcycle wreck in NSB", Katie Kustura, April 14, 2017

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