Motorcyclist Sustains Fatal Injuries in Tragic Gainesville Accident
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – According to an online news article published by gainesville.com, a 27-year-old motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries when a car turned in front of him, resulting in a tragic collision.*
On the evening of April 30, 2019, a 27-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on West University Avenue in Gainesville when a Toyota Avalon, driven by a 25-year-old, turned left at Northwest 11thStreet, pulling in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle subsequently slammed into the front passenger side of the Toyota Avalon.
According to the Gainesville Police Department, the 27-year-old motorcyclist sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the accident victim died of his injuries at the hospital. The 25-year-old driver of the Toyota Avalon reportedly did not sustain serious injuries.
An investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but at this time, there are no pending criminal charges.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles are extremely popular in Florida, but because they are small and do not afford riders the same protection as vehicles, riders are at risk of sustaining severe injuries that are often permanent or fatal. Helmets have proven to help reduce the severity of head injuries. However, helmets cannot prevent all motorcycle accident injuries. Examples of additional motorcycle accident injuries that many Florida riders face include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Fractured bones;
- Deep cuts and lacerations;
- Injuries to internal organs;
- Torn muscles, tendons or ligaments;
- Internal bleeding; and
Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic and are often unpredictable. Because motorcycles are smaller than passenger vehicles and trucks, some motorcycles go unnoticed and are not seen until after it is too late. Both motorcyclists and other motorists share a responsibility to promote safety on Florida roads and highways.
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