Motorcyclist Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Fort Myers
Florida is a popular place for motorcycles. However, riders subject themselves to the dangers of crashes on a daily basis. While motorcyclists are often seen as the aggressive ones, other motorists are often at fault for accidents because they don’t see the motorcycles. Vehicles often turn in front of motorcycles and cause deadly accidents.
Sadly, this was recently the case in Fort Myers. A motorcycle rider was killed in a three-car crash. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of March 3 at Gulf Coast Town Center.
A 20-year-old woman was driving a vehicle when she turned in front of a motorcycle. As a result, the front of the bike collided with the right front of the car. The impact caused the motorcycle to hit another vehicle head-on. The debris from the crash then hit a third vehicle.
The motorcycle rider, 40, died at the accident scene. The accident is still under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
Motorcycles and Left Turn Accidents
Motorcyclists are often involved in left-turn accidents — but another vehicle is turning left, not the motorcycle. These drivers will turn left right in front of the motorcycle without warning. The motorcycle rider is not given enough time to take evasive action, so the motorcycle and the other vehicle collide. In most cases, the motorcycle is left with serious injuries or even killed due to a lack of protection. If the motorcyclist survives, they could suffer life-altering injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
In many cases, the issue is that there is a steady flow of traffic. The driver who is turning left has to look for a gap in traffic so that they can execute the turn. A motorcycle can be mistaken for a they may think that they see a gap, when they really see the space taken up by a motorcycle. If they turn instantly without looking, they can cause a crash.
There is also the possibility that the driver thinks that the motorcycle is farther away than it really is. Motorcycles are small and fast, which can make them appear to be farther away than they really are. They are often shocked to see how close the motorcycle really is as they start the turn.
Some drivers just don’t see the motorcycle at all. Often, drivers will claim that the motorcycle “came out of nowhere.” This is often because black motorcycles may blend into the road. Either way, drivers often don’t see motorcycles until the crash takes place.
Seek Help for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Cars and motorcycles don’t mix. In a crash involving a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, the larger vehicle will win.
A Dade City & Zephyrhills motorcycle accident attorney from Mander Law Group will take the necessary steps to help you get the compensation you deserve. Get started by scheduling a free consultation. Fill out the online form or call (800) 557-0411.