Motorcyclist Dies in Left-Hand Turn Collision
Posted on January 13, 2017
In Miami, Fla., a 23-year-old man lost his life on the night of Tuesday, January 11, 2017, when a black Ford Focus hit his motorcycle while he was driving along State Road 989 in the vicinity of Old Cutler Road. The victim was identified as Darius Leroy Roberts, who was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead. The accident took place at 10:17 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol revealed that a witness informed police that the motorist was trying to turn left onto Old Cutler Road when he crashed into the front of Mr. Roberts’ white Kawasaki motorcycle. The victim was ejected from the motorcycle, and hit the windshield of the Ford Focus prior to resting on the sidewalk on the northeast corner of the intersection.
The operator of the Ford Focus was Beverly April, age 52, who sustained an injury that was not made public. There were three other passengers in the vehicle, including a two-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman. None of them suffered any injuries.
As this accident indicates, operators of cars and trucks frequently neglect to notice motorcycles on the road. According to a study conducted in Florida, on the basis of 10 years of data, researchers concluded that the majority of crashes between cars and motorcycles are caused by the operator of the car. In addition, the study determined that motorists who are not in possession of a motorcycle endorsement on their licenses are less inclined to observe motorcycles.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because of the negligence of another motorist, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner.