Even in warm-weather states, not all drivers expect to see motorcyclists on the roads. Sometimes, drivers take risks that put their lives, and the lives of others, at risk as well. Other times, drivers are simply not paying attention and cause accidents that can change a person’s future in an instant. If you’re involved in a crash like the one in this article, your attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you need for your own injuries or the injuries that your loved one has suffered.
A motorcyclist driving on U.S. Highway 98 was fatally injured in a crash that took place on Dec. 6, bringing the dangers of negligent driving to the attention of the media once again. According to the report, the man, a 58-year-old from Freeport, was headed east on a Harley-Davidson when he was cut off by a 2010 Lexus. The driver, a 69-year-old man, pulled in front of the motorcyclist, giving him no time to stop and prevent the crash.
The Lexus has been pulling out from County Road 83, which borders the highway. As it pulled out, the motorcyclist hit the left front of the vehicle, forcing the motorcyclist to suffer a head-on collision with little protection.
Emergency services quickly arrived at the scene from the South Walton Fire District. They did try to treat the man at the scene, but he passed away from his injuries. The driver of the Lexus also suffered minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that charges are pending, since the accident must be investigated before they can be filed.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, “Freeport motorcyclist killed in U.S. 98 accident,” Kelly Humphrey, Dec. 07, 2015