Child Killed During Motocross Practice In Dade City
Motocross is a sport in which riders start young. Many parents put their kids on motorcycles as soon as they can walk. They may start racing when they are 4-5 years old.
Of course, motorcycles are dangerous. Ask anyone who has been injured by one. Ask any person who has lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident.
Young motocross riders are taught how to operate their bikes as well as be safe while riding on the track. However, accidents can still occur, especially when there are many bikes on a track at the same time, such as during a race or practice.
Sadly, a child was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred during a practice at Dade City Motocross. The 11-year-old boy was riding his dirt bike on the track.
The crash happened on the morning of July 30. The boy crashed his 85cc dirt bike after completing a jump. The boy was able to pick up his dirt bike. It is unknown if he was going to continue riding or move the bike off the track because at that moment, another rider jumped the same hill and landed on the boy. The motorcycle hit the boy’s upper body as it came back down onto the track.
The boy suffered major injuries to his shoulder area. Pasco County Fire Rescue arrived at the accident scene and had the child airlifted to a nearby hospital due to the extent of the child’s injuries. Later that day, just before 2 p.m., the Dade City Police Department was informed that the child had died from his injuries.
Seek Help for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Many families are into motocross and even when emergency help is readily available, fatalities can still happen. It’s always unfortunate when a child dies in a motorcycle accident, but they and their parents need to be aware of the risks they take when getting on such a vehicle.
Injured in a motorcycle crash? Get the help you need from a Dade City & Zephyrhills motorcycle accident attorney from Madonna Law Group. These crashes can be dangerous and even deadly, so get the compensation you deserve. Fill out the online form or call (800) 557-0411 to schedule a consultation.