Any kind of motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious harm to anyone involved. However, there are certain kinds of crashes that are more likely to result in injury or even death. People who ride motorbikes are well aware of these risks, and most of them take precautions to keep themselves safe. Even so, they cannot control the behavior of other drivers. A recent motorcycle accident here in Florida that left the biker seriously injured shows exactly how significant the danger can be.
According to authorities, the collision happened recently on a state highway. A motorcyclist and a Jeep were reportedly both headed north when the biker attempted to make a left turn. Police say that the Jeep did not reduce its speed enough to avoid a rear-end collision. The Jeep allegedly struck the motorcycle on left back end. The motorcycle apparently skidded on its right side before coming to a stop.
Of the three people in the Jeep, no one was injured. The motorcyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police have not said whether the biker was thrown off the motorcycle. There is no word on whether the driver of the Jeep will face any criminal charges in connection with the crash.
This incident serves to highlight just how much danger a motorcyclist faces when he or she is involved in a crash. Serious injuries or fatality due to a motorcycle accident can result in unexpected costs for a victim or his or her family, such as medical bills, funeral expenses or missed income. Those who find themselves in this type of situation may want to discuss their options with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.