A Citrus County man died in a recent wreck that occurred near Brooksville on the evening of April 24. The motorcycle accident occurred when the 30-year-old motorcyclist and his 33-year-old female passenger, both from Hernando, collided with a Ford Crown Victoria that turned in front of them. Both individuals were thrown from the motorcycle into a median. They had been traveling west on State Road 50 in the area of Cammie Street near Hill 'n Dale when the accident occurred.
The motorcycle driver was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point but died from his injuries. His passenger was taken to Pasco County Hospital. Details about her condition have not been released. In the accident, a tire reportedly flew off of the Ford Crown Victoria and hit an Acura in the opposite lane, but no one from either vehicle required hospitalization.
A police investigation could lead to charges if the driver is determined to be at fault for the accident. Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to distracted or speeding drivers because their vehicles are smaller and more difficult to spot.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries, permanent disability or even death. Victims of motorcycle accidents sometimes require long-term care, and medical expenses can quickly get out of hand. Deadly accidents such as this one in Florida could leave surviving family members with a lifetime of emotional trauma. In these cases, victims could ask an attorney to explain their options when it comes to potentially recovering compensation.
Source: Tampa Bay Times, "Citrus County man dies in motorcycle crash east of Brooksville," Meredith Rutland, April 25, 2013