People in Tampa who ride motorcycles often enjoy the freedom, maneuverability and the overall fun of the endeavor. That, however, does not alter the dangers they face when out on the road. If there is a motorcycle collision, it can lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities. Those who have been affected by a fatal motorcycle crash need to understand what to do after it has happened.
Respecting each motorist's right of way is essential to help assure accident prevention. Not following traffic regulations and being unaware of other vehicles are sure fire ways of endangering lives. This is especially true for motorcycle riders. In a motorcycle accident, riders can suffer catastrophic injuries, like neck and brain injuries, that can result in permanent disability. The likelihood of death in these cases can be very high as well. This was apparent in a recent accident south of Tampa.
Since motorcycles were introduced in the United States in the late 19th century, the demand for them has risen dramatically. As many Americans, including Floridians, enjoy riding motorcycles as much as other motor vehicles, the number of enthusiasts has rapidly increased as well. For businesses such as motorcycle manufacturers, more demand means more profit. With increased production, however, comes the probability that parts will be defective and lead to more accidents.
Many Americans, including Floridians, enjoy riding motorcycles for pleasure, as well as for basic transportation. These vehicles offer a variety of advantages, such as low operating costs and the ability to move quickly through even the densest traffic. Unfortunately, motorcycles also have a downside, which includes higher risks of accidents with greater chances of serious injuries and death.
A motorcycle ride around Florida can be a liberating experience and can get a driver to a desired destination faster and with less gasoline expenses. A drawback to riding a motorcycle is the limited safety protection for the rider and passenger in the event of a crash. When motorists exercise extra caution, a motorcycle accident can be avoided but a recent accident is exemplar of the injurious effects when a motorcycle meets car on the road.
Motorcycles may be a favorite way to travel for many Floridians, but almost all of them can tell stories about close calls that could have ended their lives or certainly put them into a hospital with severe injuries. Unfortunately, these vehicles do not offer the same protection as cars and other motor vehicles do, so riders generally fare poorly in the typical motorcycle accident.
A 54-year-old motorcyclist was killed recently in an early morning accident when a car driven by a 34-year-old man collided with the motorcyclist in Wesley Chapel. The biker was heading west when the car stopped at a stop sign at Nashville Drive and then turned left onto County Line Road and into the path of the motorcyclist.
A recent accident on U.S. Highway 41 in Manatee County has left one motorcyclist seriously injured and a car driver facing a charge of violating the motorcyclist's right of way.