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Motorcycle rider injured in hit-and-run accident

Everyone who has been behind the handlebars of a solid bike can say there's no bigger thrill on the highway than to get up some speed on a motorcycle. Florida, with its flat expanses and coastal roads, is one of the greatest places in the country to cruise on two wheels.

Motorcycles can pose more than their share of dangers to the drivers and passengers atop them. Since bikes do not give crash protection to the people on them, even minor and low-speed collisions can cause severe injury to organs, limbs and head. Some victims of motorcycle accidents have been permanently disabled or died of injuries.

Drivers must be alert for motorcycles on the road, especially in the dawn and dusk hours when low-profile vehicles are harder to spot. Bikes making left turns or lane changes are also more risky, so drivers of cars and motorcycles have to work together.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 23-year-old man was riding his motorcycle east on Arlington Expressway after dark. A sport utility vehicle collided with the bike while they were both in the outside lane of the highway, and the driver did not stop at the scene of the accident. The biker is currently in critical condition at a local hospital.

Motorcycle riders who have been struck by cars or trucks on the road have the rights to claim restitution in the form of financial damages and reimbursement for medical expenses. An attorney may be the best option as a guide to the possible legal avenues a victim can take to being made whole.

Source: First Coast News, "Family pleads for answers after motorcycle crash," Juliette Dryer, Nov. 15, 2017

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