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Motorcycle accidents: 4 fatalities during Biketoberfest

Biketoberfest has increased the number of motorcyclists in Florida this month. For many, it has been a time to enjoy and bond with other bike-riding enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the festival has not been without tragedy as four fatal motorcycle accidents have occurred.

Most recently, a biker lost his life after a hit-and-run accident. The collision occurred after a pickup truck driver allegedly ran a stop sign and crossed into the motorcyclist's path. The biker's injuries were too serious, and he did not survive. Witness reports have provided authorities with a description of the pickup driver. Authorities are continuing to investigate and search for the pickup driver.

Two other fatalities occurred after a collision between three different motorcyclists. Typically, it is larger vehicles that pose the most risk to a motorcyclist in the event of a collision. In this incident, two drivers were driving in their correct lanes in different directions, with a third rider not far behind the southbound motorcyclist. For unknown reasons, the northbound driver veered into the southbound lane, resulting in his death, the southbound rider's death and serious injuries to the third motorcyclist.

The fourth motorcyclist fatality is likely due to fault of his own actions because he reportedly lost control of his bike, resulting in the one vehicle crash. Even though investigations are still pending, the other motorcycle accidents are likely the result of another driver's negligent actions. Some cases of negligence could qualify for compensation through personal injury lawsuits in civil court. Florida attorneys can advise accident victims or families of deceased victims if their case could potentially result in monetary compensation to cover unexpected medical and/or funeral expenses.

Source:, "4th biker fatality was Ormond Beach man", Patricio G. Balona, Oct. 23, 2017

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