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Tragic Crash Kills Motorcyclist in Zellwood, Florida


March 16, 2020

ZELLWOOD, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that a motorcyclist died in a crash involving a car on North Orange Blossom Trail. Police responded to the scene in the early afternoon after receiving reports of a car versus motorcycle wreck.*

The victim was identified as a 63-year-old man who died at the scene. It is not clear how the incident happened or whether there were other injuries in the accident. 

Many crashes involving motorcyclists are severe and deadly. Motorcycles are inherently dangerous as they lack many safety features that other types of automobiles have in place to protect occupants. 

When it comes to the cause of crashes between motorcycles and cars, a large number of these collisions take place because of drivers in the larger vehicles. Drivers frequently fail to notice motorcyclists on the road. One of the greatest risks to a person riding a motorcycle is that a car will cut into their path, especially while making a left turn. Motorists often simply fail to see the smaller vehicles, possibly in part because they are focused on looking for four-wheeled cars. 

Motorcyclists can increase their own safety by wearing brightly colored clothes or reflective gear. Of course, if it is dark or dusk, bikers should have their headlights on as well. Although drivers need to learn to share the road with everyone, including motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians, the more vulnerable road users are the ones who often suffer the consequences of inattentive drivers. It is best to take every step possible when it comes to staying safe on the road. For motorcyclists, this likely means slowing down and using caution when approaching an intersection, and always wear a helmet. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/03/03/motorcyclist-dies-in-zellwood-crash-troopers-say/  and https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety and https://www.rideapart.com/articles/254912/10-common-motorcycle-accidents-and-how-to-avoid-them/


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