Boca Raton, FL (August 9, 2019) - Two died in a motorcycle crash in Boca Raton on Thursday, August 8th. The collision took place on W. Yamato Road.
Reports indicate that 18-year-old Ivan Trivino Gene and 22-year-old Mayra Medina Gonzalez, both of Delray Beach, were riding a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound in the 3100 block of the roadway. That is when police say a 93-year-old man driving a Kia on W. Yamato attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot. The Kia struck the motorcycle, ejecting both Gonzalez and Gene. Both were later pronounced dead at Delray Medical Center, while the Kia driver sustained serious injuries in the collision.
The roadway was closed for approximately four hours as police remained on the scene. Anyone with information should call traffic homicide investigator Jeffery Van Camp at 561-620-6098.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic crash in Boca Raton and our sympathies go out to the families who lost loved ones.
Around 14% of all traffic crashes will involve motorcycles. Motorcycle riders as a group are among the most likely to suffer serious bodily injury or death in a crash. This is because a motorcycle offers far-less protection from the impact of a crash. In the event of a collision, a motorcyclist may be thrown from the bike and can suffer serious head, neck, and spinal cord injuries. In this crash, it appears as though the driver's negligence may have caused the collision.
If you or a loved one are dealing with the effects of a motorcycle crash, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. To speak with us for a free consultation and case evaluation, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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