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Motorcyclist killed when Florida driver attempts left turn

Motorcycles are one of the most fun ways to enjoy Florida. Little is more exciting in the Sunshine State than getting behind handlebars and enjoying the full view of scenery on the open road. Many choose bikes for their convenience and fuel efficiency as well.

Bikes come with their dangers, however, as they offer precious little protection to drivers and passengers alike. A high-speed collision can easily eject a biker off his or her mount, causing severe injury, permanent disability or even death.

A motorcyclist wearing protective equipment died after colliding with a car turning in front of him. The accident happened in Collier County when a Key Largo woman attempted to turn left off Florida State Route 29 while the biker had the right of way to keep driving south.

The Florida Highway Patrol stated the front of the motorcycle hit the front right corner of the car, ejecting the biker onto the shoulder of the highway. Although he was wearing a helmet, the man died at the scene.

The driver of the car, who escaped with minor injuries, was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. It is not yet known if the driver was distracted from opposing traffic or did not see the motorcycle coming on her approach.

Victims of motorcycle crashes and the survivors of motorcycle fatalities have the option to sue for financial damages in civil court. An attorney can help victims and their loved ones determine the best way forward to a settlement, jury verdict or other ways to move on with appropriate compensation.

Source: Naples Daily News, "FHP: Collision with car kills motorcyclist, 67, at intersection in Collier," March 04, 2018

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