Motorist’s Failure to Yield Reportedly Causes Motorcycle Crash in Florida
Posted on September 15, 2016
The Florida Highway Patrol revealed that a Bradenton FL man suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle collision that blocked U.S. 41 in Bradenton.
The motorcycle accident occurred on September 8 at approximately 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of 57th Avenue West. The operator of the van that was involved in the crash was 34-year-old Joanna Lynn Donisi of Bradenton, Florida. Donisi reportedly turned left from the center lane of U.S. 41 while headed south and entered the path of a 40-year-old motorcyclist who was riding in the left lane going north.
The motorcyclist allegedly tried to apply his brakes in order to avoid crashing into the van, but his motorcycle slid and collided with the right side of Donisi’s minivan. The motorcyclist was subsequently transported to a hospital, where he was treated for severe injuries. Meanwhile, Donisi was charged with failing to yield.
Failure to Yield in Motorcycle Accidents
Crashes between motorcycles and passenger vehicles occur frequently and are often caused by the motorist’s failure to yield to the motorcyclist. Such accidents usually happen in the following situations:
- The motorist fails to check the blind spot and, as a result, collides with a motorcycle.
- The motorist makes a turn in front of a motorcyclist but fails to use turn signals.
- The motorist presses into the area in which the motorcyclist is situated and causes the biker to veer off the road or into approaching traffic.
If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another motorist, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner.