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Motorcycle rider killed in collision on Florida's turnpike

The pleasant air on both coasts of Florida make for excellent motorcycle driving throughout the state. From the open roads of the Overseas Highway to the traffic jams outside Tallahassee and Jacksonville, motorcycles provide an attractive alternative to cars and trucks.

Bikes can have a few disadvantages, mostly related to safety. Motorcycles are harder to see, especially when careless drivers or those distracted by cellphones are on the roads nearby them. Bikes of all types offer no protection to their riders, making even the least serious collision a possible cause of permanent disability or death.

A 61-year-old motorcyclist was the sole fatality in a six-vehicle accident on Florida's turnpike just before Christmas. Cars and trucks were approaching the Leesburg Toll Plaza along with the bike when a 23-year-old driver struck the motorcycle and a car from the rear, causing a chain reaction.

The driver of the truck was the only person injured in the crash, and both men were evacuated to a local hospital. The driver of the motorcycle died under care. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Lake County officials and officers of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle collision or the survivors of anyone killed by such an accident deserves a reasonable attempt to collect financial damages from the driver at fault. This may include reimbursement for medical bills or lost wages and compensation for pain and emotional distress.

A lawyer can help advance these claims through settlement, civil suits or other legal actions. Legal representation can be a helpful part of a claim in order to ensure all possible aspects of an accident and its aftermath are included.

Source: Cleveland Daily Banner, "Cleveland man dies in Florida motorcycle accident," Allen Mincey, Dec. 28, 2017

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