2 hospitalized in Florida motorcycle accident
A T-bone crash involving a car and a motorcycle has resulted in injuries for all three people involved. The occupants of the car suffered only minor injuries, while the motorcyclist is fighting for his life at UF Health Jacksonville after the Florida crash.
Police are still investigating the motorcycle accident, which happened on the afternoon of May 30 near Ivey Road and Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. The details of the crash are unknown, but a car hit a motorcycle. The impact caused the 24-year-old motorcyclist to be ejected.
Despite wearing a helmet, the man is still in serious condition, with injuries appearing to be life-threatening. The two women inside the vehicle — a 55-year-old driver and 24-year-old passenger — suffered minor injuries. One of the women was also sent to UF Health Jacksonville for medical treatment.
It appears that the Florida Highway Patrol may also file charges against the liable party. Motorcycle unawareness is a huge problem in Florida and other areas of the country. Many motorcycles are involved in crashes because they are much smaller than passenger vehicles. However, they have a right to ride on the roadway just like other vehicles.
The results of the investigation will determine liability. Perhaps of the driver of the car was distracted, speeding or breaking some other law. If the driver of the car is held liable, she could be sued by the motorcyclist for his injuries. He could file a personal injury lawsuit and seek damages for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Emotional damages such as pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement could also be applicable.
Source: First Coast News, “Motorcyclist ejected in crash on Southside” No author given, May. 30, 2014