Florida motorcyclist killed in car accident

A motorcycle accident in Florida left a 25-year-old man dead on Nov. 10. The accident occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Dairy Road in Melbourne.

The motorcyclist was traveling in the southbound lane on a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle at the time of the wreck while an 83-year-old woman was driving a 2004 Hyundai in the northbound turn lane near the intersection of Dairy Road and Eber Boulevard. As the light turned yellow, the woman attempted to turn left. However, she turned in front of the motorcyclist.

The force of the impact threw the man from his motorcycle. He died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash. Reports did not indicate if the man was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. The 83-year-old woman did not suffer any injuries in the accident. At the time of reports, police had not filed charges against her, and their investigation was still underway.

Many drivers in passenger cars fail to see motorcyclists traveling around them on Florida’s roadways, and many bikers suffer severe or fatal injuries as a result. People who lose their family members to motorcycle accidents might struggle to manage the expenses of a funeral and other financial losses resulting from their loved one’s sudden death. Some families might consider filing a wrongful death suit against the negligent driver after a fatal wreck. Filing a suit may result in a settlement from the negligent driver or their insurance company, which could provide some financial relief to a decedent’s family.

Source: Space Coast Daily, “Nicholas Spiva identified as motorcycle crash victim,” Nov. 11, 2014

SourceBrevard Times, “Palm Bay Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash“, November 11, 2014