A pickup truck that collided with a motorcycle at Orange and SW 61st Avenue in Davie, Florida killed a motorcyclist and sent a woman passenger on the bike to the hospital. The man who was driving the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was sent to Memorial Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.
The cause of the accident had not been determined. The two occupants in the truck were not injured and it was not stated if the motorcycle driver or his passenger were wearing helmets.
Riding With a Passenger
Riding with a passenger is a task for an experienced motorcyclist because having somebody along for the ride affects many different aspects of a bike’s operation. Riding with another person requires some adjustments because a passenger’s added weight changes a bike’s handling characteristics. DMV.org suggests these tips when riding with a passenger:
- Allow more time and space for passing.
- Be cautious when turning corners.
- Brake sooner than normal when carrying a passenger.
- Avoid traveling at extreme speeds.
- Be aware that the extra weight of a passenger increases the stopping power of the rear brake.
It is also recommended that if you travel with somebody frequently that they as a passenger also be aware of the operation of a motorcycle and take a basic safety course. Even if the passenger never operates the motorcycle, they will understand the procedures necessary to avoid accidents while riding with you. And, of course, always make sure that you and your passenger are wearing a helmet.
After a Motorcycle Crash
If you or a passenger have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the motorcycle accident lawyers in Florida at Farah & Farah want to speak with you. Please call us at (800) 533-3555 for a free and confidential consultation. We may be able to help you hold negligent parties liable for the accident so you can obtain the compensation you need.