Motorcyclist Involved in Serious Crash in the Villages; Biker Trauma Alerted
THE VILLAGES, FL – According to an online news report at villages-news.com, a motorcycle accident victim was trauma alerted from the scene of an accident that occurred in The Villages.*
The accident involving a motorcyclist that was injured at the scene of the crash occurred on County Road 466A at Colony Plaza. The accident specifically happened at the intersection of Sembler Way at Colony Plaza and County Road 466A. The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. Emergency responders came to the scene to render aid to the injured motorcyclist. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office also arrived at the scene.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The type and nature of the injuries sustained by the motorcyclist are not known at this time. The accident remains under investigation.
While motorcycle safety equipment has been advancing over the past decade, riders are still being injured and some die in collisions with other vehicles. There are a number of causes of motorcycle accidents, many of which can be avoided. The four most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Vehicles turning left – about half of all motorcycle collisions involve a car attempting to make a left turn. These are especially common accidents that typically occur at intersections. That is why motorcyclists should always enter intersections with great caution.
- Impaired driving. Impaired driving causes many accidents, however, statistics demonstrate that motorcyclists are involved in a disproportionately high number of drunk driving related accidents. Specifically, approximately thirty percent of bikers who perish in motorcycle accidents have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
- Riding in other motorists’ blind spots. Since motorcycles are a lot smaller than passenger cars, it is very likely for them to not be visible to other drivers’ blind spots. That is why motorcyclists should be aware of this and make all efforts to be visible to other drivers.
- Splitting lanes. When motorcyclists split lanes, which means they ride between two lanes by bypassing traffic jams, this can lead to serious and sometimes fatal motorcycle accidents. While it is tempting to skirt traffic when it is gridlocked, this is illegal and highly dangerous.
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