Ronald C. Sampson Killed in Hillsborough County in Left-Turn Crash
Hillsborough County, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old motorcyclist was killed following a left-turn crash.
The accident took place Saturday night in the inside lane of State Road 60.
Reports mention that the motorcyclist, Ronald C. Sampson, was driving his bike, a Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport, at an excess speed of rate on SR 60 in the Hopewell area, when a cargo van turned left straight into Sampson’s path.
The driver of the cargo van, 51-year old Timothy W. Bowser, was making a left-turn south southbound Horton Road towards SR 60 eastbound when both vehicles collided.
The impact caused the bike to immediately catch fire.
Sampson was found to have been wearing a helmet.
Alcohol was not deemed a factor for the crash.
Percy Martinez Law Firm sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ronald C. Sampson; our prayers are with you guys. Regretfully, accidents like these happen on a daily basis, and quite frequently, particularly with motorcycles. Thousands of motorists are killed every year in car accidents, and left-turn accidents seem to be prevalent among drivers. Our expert personal injury lawyers have found numerous reasons why left-turn accidents happen when they could have been prevented. Some of those causes include:
- Driver turning left fails to yield the right of way
- Driver does not calculate the distance and speed vehicle is coming accurately
- Driver is distracted and fails to notice upcoming vehicle
- Motorcyclist is going above the speed limit
- Driver fails to see the car due to poor eyesight, and
When a driver is negligent because they should have acted differently in that specific situation, that means that they will be held legally and criminally, if applicable, liable for the accident. In this case, Bowser failed to yield the right of way of Sampson, resulting in the vehicle accident, but Sampson was also negligent by going at an excess speed. When an accident is caused by another person’s negligence, the whole crash is looked at and liability is determined amongst those involved. While Sampson played a role in the accident, Bowser will be held liable to a certain degree for the wrongful death of Sampson. A percentage will be applied to both parties, and according to the percentage of responsibility given to them, Bowser will be liable for those damages.
If your loved one was killed or injured by a negligent driver, make sure to get some justice by consulting with a professional personal injury lawyer in Miami, FL.
R.I.P Ronald C. Sampson.