Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic Crash in Tavares, Florida
MOUNT DORA, FL- Dailycommercial.com writes that a motorcyclist died in a tragic two-vehicle crash in Mount Dora this week. The incident occurred when a driver in a van attempted to turn left at the intersection of US Highway 441 and Old Highway 441. The victim, identified as a 38-year-old man, was traveling south when a 55-year-old man driving northbound turned into the motorcycle's path.*
The motorcycle struck the right side of the van, causing the victim to suffer critical injuries. Responders transported the motorcyclist to Orlando Health, but he died a short while after the collision. Police are investigating the crash and stated that charges are pending against the driver who was operating the van.
When it comes to staying safe while using a motorcycle, riders need to learn about how to operate their vehicles and to recognize risk factors. One common piece of advice for bikers is to wear bright colors on their clothing and helmets to help make them more visible to others on the road.
According to some reports, the most common motorcycle crash is one involving a car making a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. In order to avoid these crashes, experts say it is important for motorcyclists to look at cars that are waiting to turn and be ready to avoid them if the driver decides to move. Bikers should slow down and be ready to brake and avoid an impact. A car in a left turn lane is a threat to a biker's safety and life. By looking at the wheels of the car, a motorcyclist will be able to notice the first signs of movement, which could help reduce the risk of a crash.
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