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One Killed in Tragic Motorcycle Crash in Volusia County, Florida


March 18, 2020

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL- Clickorlando.com writes a motorcyclist died in a collision in Volusia County this week. The crash occurred on US 1 in the northbound lanes in the early afternoon. A motorcycle and a Kia Sorrento were both driving in the same direction when the Kia slowed down because of heavy traffic. The motorcycle did not slow down in time to avoid the crash, and struck the rear of the Kia. The motorcyclist was ejected in the wreck. The victim was identified as a 60-year-old man. Responders rushed him to the hospital, where he died a short while after the crash.*

When it comes to riding a motorcycle, one of the biggest risks faced by riders is speeding. Not only is speeding a threat to the speeding rider or driver, but it places everyone else on the road at risk as well. On a motorcycle, the consequences of any kind of crash are more severe, given the fact that motorcyclists are more exposed than people in cars. 

Speeding drivers cause more traffic crashes than anything else. When it comes to motorcycle wrecks specifically, around half of all crashes are the result of someone traveling above the speed limit. For motorcyclists, the fact that others may be speeding is not something that they can control. However, by staying aware of their surroundings and using caution, these riders can reduce their risk of being involved in a wreck. 

While some motorcycle crashes involved fixed objects or falls caused by roadway debris or other dangers, the majority of collisions that kill motorcyclists are between the bike and another vehicle. When a crash involves a car or other larger automobile and a motorcycle, the person most likely to suffer injuries will be the one on two wheels. 

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/2020/03/13/fhp-1-dead-after-motorcycle-crash-in-volusia-county/ and https://www.bocaratontribune.com/bocaratonnews/2019/08/7-common-causes-motorcycle-accidents/


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