Fatal accident leaves motorcyclist, bicyclist dead

A fatal accident involving a motorcycle occurred on US-192 at the intersection of Knotty Pine in Brevard County, Florida. The accident, which took place at approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 16, left two men dead.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist was headed east on US-192. A bicyclist suddenly crossed the path of the motorcycle, resulting in a collision. Directly after the collision, a white vehicle hit the motorcyclist before leaving the scene of the accident. Both the 25-year-old motorcyclist and the 50-year-old bicyclist were killed. It was reported that the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet while the bicyclist was not.

The owner of a white Toyota SUV contacted authorities on Nov. 17 after believing his or her vehicle may have been the one the Florida Highway Patrol was looking for. The owner was reportedly cooperating with the authorities, who planned to determine whether or not this was in fact the vehicle that had been involved.

Wrecks that involve motorcycles and bicycles tend to be incredibly serious, as motorcycle riders and bicyclists are not well-protected against other vehicles. In some cases, the accident can leave riders with crippling injuries that may impact their health and mobility for the rest of their lives. In the worst cases, the accident may even result in death.

Family members of someone who dies in an accident may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. With this lawsuit, certain family members, such as the deceased member’s children or parents, can seek compensation to help cover the cost of the damages associated with the accident. For example, they may be able to seek compensation for funeral expenses and loss of income.

Source: My Fox Orlando, “Motorcyclist and bicyclist killed in hit and run in Brevard County“, Kimberly Wiggins, November 17, 2013

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