St. Augustine Motorcycle Crash Injures One
The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed for a short while on Saturday afternoon, February 26, in St. Johns County after a motorcyclist and car collided near mile marker 318 in St. Augustine, FL. The biker had to be airlifted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and was reportedly the only one injured in the accident, according to The St. Augustine Record. There is no information in this report on what caused the crash or whether the motorist was injured.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were 97 injuries from motorcycle accidents in St. Johns County in 2009 and 2 motorcycle fatalities. In Florida in 2009, there were 402 fatalities among motorcyclists and their passengers, a sharp decline from 532 the year before.
The article in The St. Augustine Record also doesn’t tell us whether or not the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, helmets decrease the likelihood of death by 37 percent, particularly by protecting the head from traumatic brain injury. We also don’t know the condition of the roadway. Debris on a highway from construction is easily maneuvered by vehicles, but can prove deadly for a biker who can lose traction on the roadway. From time to time, our experienced St. Augustine motorcycle accident attorneys have found that a motorcycle may have a defective component or tire that caused a roadway collision.
NO matter the cause of a motorcycle accident in Florida, whether it was due to a defective motorcycle part, faulty brakes, poorly designed tires, debris in the road, or another motorist’;s negligence, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help families and victims receive fair compensation from the at-fault driver or manufacturer. Call us today and we can get started by sitting down with you and discussing your Florida motorcycle crash.