Boynton Beach, FL (June 19, 2018) – Last evening, a motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after an accident that shut down Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department. Late last night, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead after the deadly motorcycle accident that claimed his life.
The motorcyclist has since been identified as 37-year-old Blair Leafey of Boynton Beach.
The crash took place on Boynton Beach Boulevard when 18-year-old Erik Maldonado Lopez was driving his Toyota Corolla eastbound and started turning left onto Northwest Second Street. Lopez did not see Leafey riding his Honda motorcycle. This caused Leafey to be ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing his helmet at the time.
Police also said that a gold or tan Honda Accord became involved in the crash. However, at some point, the vehicle fled the scene before police arrived. At this time, police officials are still looking for the other driver.
Leafey was originally taken to the Delray Medical Center but passed away due to his injuries while there.
The NTSB says that motorcycle riders are the most likely type of motor vehicle users to lose their lives in a crash. Florida also has the most motorcycle crash fatalities than any other state across the U.S. In 2015 alone, 606 people lost their lives in these accidents on our roadways.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we offer our most sincere condolences. Accidents like these usually occur on what started as a normal day. If a loved one has been taken from you too soon, call us at Rubenstein Law.
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