Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in New Port Richey Crash
A 45-year-old motorcyclist involved in a single-vehicle crash in New Port Richey on Tuesday evening, May 3, is fighting for his life. The biker was eastbound on Trouble Creek Road when the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says his 2006 Suzuki veered off the road near Rowan Road. The St. Petersburg Times reports the man was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control and was thrown from the bike onto a concrete curb. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center. His condition is reported to be life-threatening, and according to FHP, he was not wearing a helmet.
Let’s pray that this man pulls through his devastating injuries.
Florida Motorcycle Accidents
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that motorcycle deaths in Florida decreased in 2009 by more than 24 percent to 402 deaths for both riders and passengers. Nationally, motorcycle traffic fatalities dropped by 2.4 percent, according to preliminary data by the Governors Highway Safety Association reporting on the first nine months of 2010. One of the most effective ways to decrease motorcycle deaths is by wearing a helmet, staying within the speed limit, avoiding alcohol when on a motorcycle, and avoiding distracted motorists. However, even when a motorcyclist takes such precautions, nothing can guard against the negligent actions of a motorist, who often do not see motorcyclists before it is too late to avoid a collision.
Family members may have many questions about this Florida motorcycle crash – was the motorcycle defective? Was another driver involved? Was the motorcyclist under the influence of drugs or alcohol? What were the road conditions and was the signage adequate? The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Farah & Farah are always available to answer questions about a motorcycle crash you or a loved may have been involved in. The at-fault party may be held liable for the crash and for the costs associated with your injuries. Call our law offices today to learn how we can help you hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.