Many people ride motorcycles in Florida because of its warm, sunny weather. The state also sees a lot of motorcycle traffic from other locations, particularly in the Daytona area and throughout Volusia County. Sadly, two motorcyclists recently lost their lives in an accident involving a passenger vehicle and two other motorcycles.
According to reports, a crash involving three motorcycles and a car occurred around 10:35 p.m. on March 5. The accident happened on State Road 44 near Eau Claire Avenue. Apparently, a car driven by a 41-year-old man from Orlando was heading east when he entered the westbound lanes of the road. There, he struck two motorcycles, and another motorcyclist had to intentionally lay down his bike in order to avoid a collision.
One of the motorcyclists, a 38-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the crash, as did the alleged at-fault driver of the passenger car. The other motorcycle that was hit was carrying a 36-year-old male driver and his 46-year-old female passenger. Both died at the scene. The man who had to lay down his motorcycle was the only motorcyclist in the group who was wearing a helmet and escaped with only minor injuries.
Legal recourse for victims
Since reports indicate the man driving the passenger car entered oncoming lanes and caused the accident, those injured as well as the surviving family of the two deceased individuals reserve the right to pursue legal claims against the alleged at-fault driver in an attempt at recovering much-needed compensation. Because of the challenges associated with successfully navigating personal injury and wrongful death claims, those adversely affected will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida for assistance.