Accidents involving motorcycles frequently have tragic results around the country, including in Florida. Because motorcycles offer less protection to their riders than cars do with seatbelts and other safety features, riding a bike is always more dangerous than driving a car.
In one unfortunate incident recently, a spool of electrical wire that fell from a cargo truck's storage bay struck a motorcycle and killed both riders, a couple from Quebec, Canada. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victims - a 58-year-old man and 54-year-old woman - were traveling on State Road 415 near Sanford shortly before noon when the spool of wire fell from the truck and struck the couple's Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which ejected both riders from the motorcycle. The motorcycle caught fire; the couple died at the scene.