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Port Charlotte, FL - One Killed in Motorcycle vs. Dump Truck Crash on Hwy. 17

Port Charlotte, FL (March 8, 2023) - One person was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in Port Charlotte on Wednesday, March 8th. The accident occurred on Highway 17 near the intersection with Golf Course Boulevard.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck and a motorcycle were both involved in the collision. There is no word on exactly how the accident took place. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and attempted lifesaving medical treatment on the injured motorcyclist. Ultimately, the rider succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The victim was not identified.

There were no additional injuries reported in the collision. An investigation is ongoing at this time.

No further information is available. 

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in Florida. With a year-round warm climate, it is common to see riders on our state's streets and highways at any time. However, motorcycle riding is an activity that also comes with great risk. It is estimated that at least 80% of all Florida motorcycle crashes will result in injuries, with many victims sustaining serious injuries as a result of an accident.

We would like to offer our condolences to the victim's family following this fatal Port Charlotte motorcycle accident.

Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.

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