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Port Orange Man Killed in Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident

By Farah & Farah on July 16, 2012

A 47-year-old Port Orange man died in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach after a car turned left in front of him.

A Daytona Beach Police spokesman said the motorcyclist was heading west on Mason Avenue when an eastbound vehicle turned left in front of him. The motorcyclist was thrown from his Yamaha motorcycle after the impact. According to police, he was not wearing a helmet.

The Daytona Beach Police spokesman said that the investigation is ongoing, but they don’t expect to file criminal charges against the 25-year-old driver of the vehicle that turned into the motorcyclist.

Florida Highway Patrol offers the following advice to drivers when sharing the road with motorcycle riders:

  • Don’t tailgate. An accident that might end up being a minor rear-end fender bender with another car could result in a major injury accident when a motorcycle is involved. Allow more space between yourself and a motorcycle.
  • Never try to share a lane with a motorcycle. Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width.
  • Be wary of flashing turn signals on motorcycles. Since many motorcycle signals are not self-cancelling, riders often forget to turn them off. A signal may not mirror a motorcyclist’s true intentions.
  • Be aware that road hazards that might be minor inconveniences to passenger vehicles can pose serious dangers to motorcycles. A pothole that a car easily traverses across can cause a motorcycle to lose control or go down.
  • Always check mirrors and blindspots when changing lanes.

It is the responsibility of every motorist to be aware of motorcycles on Florida’s roads and highways. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a motorist’s inattentive or negligent driving, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Calling a Daytona Beach motorcycle crash attorney at Farah & Farah is a wise move when you are looking for a law firm dedicated to defending your legal rights. Contact us at (800) 533-3555 for a free, confidential consultation.

Motorcyclist Dies after Injuries Suffered During Daytona Beach Bike Week Accident

By Farah & Farah on April 11, 2011

The death toll from this year’s Daytona Beach Bike Week has now climbed to four, after a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a motorcycle crash weeks ago died in an area hospital recently. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the 46-year-old man from Hazelton, Pennsylvania, died on March 20 from the injuries he experienced in a crash that occurred the second night of Bike Week on March 5. Troopers say the Florida motorcycle crash occurred on State Road 100 at the intersection of Seminole Woods Boulevard.

The biker, a truck driver on a 2004 Harley-Davidson, had been in Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with critical injuries since the crash, which also involved another motorcycle, a 2005 Kawasaki and a 27-year-old driver. There is no word in this story on the other biker’s condition. Bike Week accidents also included a pedestrian killed in Port Orange by a motorcycle, and two other motorcyclists killed in Volusia County.

In Florida in 2009, 402 motorcyclists lost their lives, a significant drop of 24 percent from 2008 when 532 motorcyclists died. We do not know from this story in The News-Journal whether or not the biker was wearing his helmet.

Our condolences are extended to the man’s friends and family for his unfortunate passing.

Bikers who suffered an injury or death due to another motorist’s negligence would be well-advised to contact a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer to learn how they can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can put your trust in Farah & Farah to fairly represent your interests in the Florida court system.