Bradenton, FL (October 10, 2019) - A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash that took place in Bradenton on Wednesday, October 9th. The accident was reported around 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Cortez Road and 39th Street West.
According to authorities, a 50-year-old Bradenton resident was traveling eastbound on Cortez Road on a Kawasaki sports bike. As the man approached the intersection with 39th Street West, he was struck by a Ford Edge SUV. The SUV was making a U-turn and failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was rushed to Blake Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV and a 3-year-old passenger were not hurt in the crash.
Police have charged the SUV driver with a violation of right-of-way. No further information is available.
Our thoughts are with the injured motorcyclist and his family during this difficult time.
Motorcycles are enjoyed by many throughout Florida as a mode of transportation. With a warm climate, riders often enjoy year-round conditions that are favorable to riding. Although motorcycles can be enjoyable they can also be dangerous and deadly. Statistics show that motorcycles are among the most dangerous vehicles in our state. Drivers who fail to yield to motorcyclists are unfortunately quite common and the results can be catastrophic.
If you or a loved one have received injuries in a motorcycle crash, it is important to have a strong legal advocate by your side. Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law bring decades of experience and a proven track record of successful results. Since 1988, we have helped thousands of innocent crash victims recover in the aftermath of a crash with a negligent driver.
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