Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Crash Hopes To Help Others
Motorcycles are common in Florida, especially on warm, sunny days. Many residents enjoy the wind in their hair as they navigate Florida’s roadways on a motorcycle. What they don’t enjoy? Getting hit by a car.
Indeed, motorcycle accidents happen often. While some are solo-vehicle crashes caused by the rider’s own negligence, in many cases, other drivers are at fault.
This was recently the case in Florida. A man was seriously injured after a vehicle turned left in front of him on U.S. 1, just past Virginia Avenue. The crash happened in Fort Pierce on the morning of March 25.
The man was on his way to work. He was riding his motorcycle south on U.S. 1. He had just passed the intersection when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn and slammed right into the motorcycle.
The man had a camera attached to his motorcycle, and it shows the violent crash. Emergency crews arrived shortly after the accident. The man was seriously hurt, with injuries to his knee, ankle, back and shoulder. He has trouble walking and relies on crutches. However, he is lucky and happy to be alive. The man claims that his helmet and body armor are what allowed him to stay alive.
Still, the physical and mental recovery will be long. Every day, he thinks about what happened and what he could have done differently. But he also hopes the video of his crash can help others. Hopefully it will teach motorists to drive safely and be alert, especially in areas where motorcycles are present. Drivers need to stop being distracted and stay off their phones.
The man is struggling. He is a single father and before the accident, he was working two jobs as a welder. However, his injuries have been so severe that he has not been able to work since the accident. He has created a GoFundMe account for people to donate and help him support his family as well as pay for medical bills.
Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents
Left-turn motorcycle accidents are some of the most common types of motorcycle crashes. They occur when another motor vehicle turns left in front of a motorcycle. These accidents often happen at intersections, causing the two vehicles to collide.
The main reason why these accidents happen is because the driver does not see the motorcyclist. While this is not a valid excuse, visibility issues regarding motorcycles are common. Motorcycles are much smaller than passenger vehicles, so drivers are not always trained to look for them, causing serious crashes.
Seek Help for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents can happen at any time. The left-turn accident that this man experienced is a common one that all motorists should be aware of.
Motorcycle crashes are often catastrophic and deadly. Contact a Dade City & Zephyrhills motorcycle accident attorney from Madonna Law Group for help with your legal situation. To schedule a free consultation, call (800) 557-0411 or fill out the online form.