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Florida motorcycle accidents: 71-year-old killed in crash

Many Florida residents ride motorcycles because it allows them to enjoy the fresh air, warm sun and open roads. Unfortunately, those riding bikes typically face a greater safety threat than those in conventional vehicles. Serious injuries often accompany motorcycle accidents. A 71-year-old man was recently killed in one such accident.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported that the crash occurred on the afternoon of April 25. The motorcyclist was traveling in the middle eastbound lane on a local road. A driver in a car traveling west attempted to make a left turn at an intersection. When the driver did so, it pulled into the path of the motorcycle, leading to the collision.

The force of the impact caused the biker to be thrown from his motorcycle. Authorities did not reveal the details of the man's injuries, but they were severe. He was taken to an area hospital where he later passed away. No information about the condition of the other driver was reported.

Though nothing can replace the life of the victim, his family may be able to find some form of closure through the successful presentation of a wrongful death claim in civil court against the driver believed to be responsible. If they can prove that the driver negligent, they may then receive monetary damages that could help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other monetary losses related to the collision. Any Florida families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents may speak with experienced personal injury attorneys for advice and assistance with filing claims.

Source:, "Motorcyclist, 71, dies in Beach Boulevard crash", Destiny McKeiver, April 27, 2017

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