Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Osceola County
Kissimmee, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist crash has left the rider dead in Osceola County.
Reports state that the crash took place Wednesday afternoon at around 4:10 p.m.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 50-year old man from Kissimmee, FL, was riding along Old Tampa Highway and Broad Street when the driver of a 2006 Mercury Sedan, 34-year old Rachelle Longtin, pulled into the path of the motorcyclist’s as she attempted to make a left-turn onto Old Tampa Highway.
The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown off the bike.
He was found not wearing a helmet and was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The information of the deceased has not been released pending the notification of next of kin.
No other information has been provided at this time.
Motorcycle Crashes Due to Left-Turns
Left-turn accidents are a major factor with motorcycle crashes. Drivers are either failing to see the bike due to its size, are calculating the distance between both vehicles incorrectly, or are just not paying attention. We do not know whether the rider of the motorcycle played a role in the crash such as speeding, but definitely, Longtin will hold some form of responsibility for the wrongful death of the man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. Our expert team of personal injury lawyers at Percy Martinez Law Firm comprehend the delicateness that negligent drivers have on innocent people’s lives.
When the duty of care is violated, people get hurt, like this victim was.
What is duty of care?
Duty of care is the responsibility that every person holds in regards to the safety of other individuals. In other words, they must try to prevent dangerous situations from occurring that place other people in harm’s way. In this case, Longtin failed to do so; she broke the duty of care that she had towards the motorcycle driver.
Do not hesitate in contacting us to learn more information about a possible wrongful death case. We are here for you during these difficult times.