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Motorcycle accidents: man killed on Florida Turnpike

Florida is a pleasant weather state for many riders to use their motorcycles as a mode of transportation. Unfortunately, when motorcycle accidents occur with larger vehicles, serious injury or death is a possibility. Sadly, a tragic accident recently occurred on the Florida Turnpike, resulting in the death of an unsuspecting bike rider.

Multiple vehicles were slowly approaching one of the toll plazas in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike when the accident occurred. According to initial reports, a pickup truck did not see the slowed traffic and struck the motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle. The collision resulted in a chain reaction involving three other vehicles. One of the vehicles in the collision was an RV.

Sadly, the motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision. Despite intervention at a medical center, he died from his injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol is completing the investigation, and they have not determined if charges will be filed against the pickup driver.

When pedestrian or motorcycle accidents occur, involving another vehicle, there is little barrier to protect the pedestrian or rider from injury. The resulting serious injuries can result in serious life-changing injuries and even death. Medical expenses for any injuries can cripple a person's finances, and families of deceased victims that must pay for unexpected burial expenses can face significant financial stress. Victims of similar collisions often are at a loss regarding how to recoup the financial loss, but Florida personal injury attorneys can advise victims and families of deceased victims of the options available for compensation. After being advised, some families may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against parties deemed negligent.

Source:, "Motorcyclist dead after Florida Turnpike crash involving several vehicles, FHP says", Dec. 23, 2017

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