When you ride a motorcycle, you want to know that other drivers are going to be safe. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for drivers to claim they didn’t see a motorcyclist before an accident. Sometimes, the accident can be fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, then you may want to consider seeking compensation for the damages caused to you by this loss. That’s what this man’s family may choose to do as well.
On September 16, a man from Mary Esther reportedly crashed his motorcycle and had to be hospitalized in Florida after he collided with a FedEx truck. The man, a 61-year-old heading north on Lewis Turner Boulevard, was driving along the road when the FedEx truck pulled out in front of him. At that point, the motorcyclist could not stop in time and struck the truck head-on.
The driver of the FedEx Truck, a 37-year-old man from the local Fort Walton Beach, had done what many other drivers do; he pulled out and turned left in front of the motorcyclist, failing to yield to the man’s right of way on the road. It’s not clear if he didn’t see the man or if he thought he had enough time to pull into the opposite lane.
The motorcyclist had to be taken the Sacred Heart Hospital by helicopter due to the severity of his injuries. The same afternoon, the hospital listed his condition as critical. He had not been wearing a helmet when the accident took place.
The other driver was not hurt in the crash, but charges are pending against him upon completion of an investigation.
Source: NWF Daily News, “Motorcyclist critically injured in wreck,” Kiersten Ulsh, Sep. 16, 2015