Bike Week Bring Death to Florida Roads

Posted on March 4, 2008

Bike Week in Daytona brings motorcyclists from around the country.

Some are weekend Easy Riders, some hard-core bikers and even young professionals take to the road during the 10-day event to watch competitive motorsports at the Daytona Beach International Speedway. They enjoy the feel of the road, local beer gardens, BBQ and some racing as well.

Unfortunately every year we report that many also die on our roads. So far this week we have five deaths to report.

In the first, a man and a woman were killed in New Smyna Beach, Florida on SR 44 Sunday night. Their bike turned right into the path of a truck that couldn’;t stop. One person was from Georgia and the other was from Tennessee.

Also on Sunday, a cyclist was traveling on U.S. 1 in New Smyrna Beach. Unfortunately he was going in the wrong direction when he collided head-on with two other motorcycles. He was killed immediately and the two other people were sent to the hospital.

Some are wearing helmets, many are not since Florida does not require anyone over the age of 21 who have at least $10,000 in medical insurance to wear a helmet.  I wonder if law enforcement surveyed out-of-towners, how many would be found without a helmet that don’;t fit that requirement.  

Bike Week continues through March 9th, next Sunday. Last year eight people lost their lives during the 10-day event.

Victims of motorcycle accidents can contact the motorcycle accident attorneys of Farah & Farah in Jacksonville to secure legal representation immediately after an accident. Our firm can deal with insurance companies on your behalf and our motorcycle accident lawyers will assist you with the practical aspects of your case to let you focus on your recovery.#

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