Motorctyclist and Passenger Killed in I-4 SUV Collision

Posted on October 20, 2011

The Orlando Sentinel reports that it is not known why a 2007 Ford Explorer slammed into the back of a motorcycle westbound on Interstate 4 Sunday morning, October 16, in Deland around 4 a.m. The 34-year-old motorcyclist from Sanford was riding with a 32-year-old female passenger and, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the two were thrown from the bike when they were hit by the SUV and both riders were run over by two cars that did stop at the scene. Both the motorcyclist and his passenger were killed at the scene.

The driver of the Explorer did not stop; however, law enforcement found the car disabled a short while later about five miles from the crash. FHP is seeking a female “person of interest” wanted for questioning in connection to the crash.

Our condolences go out to all of the family members and friends of these two people for their tragic loss.

In a separate incident the same day, another motorcycle crash killed a man and women who were thrown from their motorcycle when they collided with a pickup truck in Port Orange on Sunday afternoon, October 16. Neither the motorcyclist nor his passenger wore a helmet and both were killed. The Florida Highway Patrol is unsure whether the motorcyclists were participating in Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach.

More than 30 motorcycle passengers and 350 motorcyclists were killed on Florida roads in 2010. Most motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, and they often happen at an intersection when the motorist fails to yield the right of way to a motorcycle. Perhaps the driver does not see the motorcycle or maybe they are not looking. There also could potentially be something blocking the view of oncoming traffic.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and are seeking compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages, the Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneys at Farah & Farah may be able to help. Call our number anytime of the night or day at 1(800) 533-3555.


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