A motorcyclist from Cape Coral was killed in a recent accident after reportedly being rear-ended by another driver. According to the Cape-Coral Daily-Breeze, it happened just before 9:30 p.m. along Del Prado in Cape Coral.
Accident reports indicate that the motorcyclist was heading south on Del Prado when a Volvo slammed into the back of him while traveling at a high rate of speed. On impact, the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed back on the Volvo. He died just 30 minutes later at Lee Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Volvo sustained only minor injuries, and was allegedly under the influence when the accident happened.
Our Cape Coral motorcycle accident lawyers understand that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties in motor-vehicle accidents. They’ve got much less protection to keep them from injury and death than do occupants of passenger vehicles. Oftentimes, they’re overlooked and mistreated along our roadways, too. Their safety not only relies on their safe driving habits, but on ours too. We’ve got to remember that these two-wheeled motorists have the same rights to our roadways as we do and should be treated accordingly.
The Sunshine State’s sunny weather, beautiful beaches and scenic highways make it a popular place for motorcycle enthusiasts (all year long). Our state also hosts popular motorcycle rallies such as Biketoberfest and Daytona Bike Week. It’s a no-brainer then that our growing population and popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts make motorcycle safety an important issue.
Would you believe that there were close to 7,500 motorcyclist injuries in the state of Florida in 2011? During the same year, there were more than 400 motorcyclists killed in the Sunshine State.
In 2011, more motorcyclists between the ages of 25-34 were killed in motorcycle traffic accidents in the state of Florida than any other age group. This was followed by riders age 45 to 54.
To help increase roadway safety for motorcyclists, we’ve got Ride Smart Florida, a website dedicated to improving motorcycle safety throughout the state Florida. If you’re on a bike, it’s important to remember that proper training and education will expose you to the critical skills needed to enjoy a safe and exciting ride. Regardless of if you’re a veteran rider or it’s your first day on the bike, make sure you know all you can. You can never be too safe or too prepared. Enroll in a class to refresh your skills today!
We’re asking all drivers to be safe out there and to keep an eye on one another. Regardless of what kind of vehicle you’re in out there, you’ve got to be aware of your surroundings. Alert, cautious and defensive driving habits are going to help keep you safe and out of an accident.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 1-800-283-2900 today.
More Blog Entries:
ABS Saving Lives of Florida Motorcycle Riders, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, July 1, 2013
Motorcycle Accidents in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, in Focus for Safety Month, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, May 16, 2013