Cape Coral, FL (September 6, 2019) - A motorcycle rider was killed after crashing into a minivan in Cape Coral on Thursday, September 5th. The accident occurred on Skyline Boulevard near SW 37th Street.
Police say that 48-year-old Matthew Girard was riding his motorcycle northbound on Skyline. Girard attempted to make a left turn onto SW 37th when he collided with a southbound minivan driven by Sarah Ann Conley. Girard was thrown off his motorcycle and landed approximately 30 feet from the crash site. Rescue workers pronounced him dead at the scene. Neither Conley nor her two passengers were injured.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected and no further information is available at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Matthew Girard in this fatal Cape Coral motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately quite common in our state. When a motorcycle accident occurs, riders are likely to suffer serious injuries and even death due to the lack of protection offered by motorcycles.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers will have your back when you or a loved one have suffered damages in a motorcycle crash. We know the law and we know how to protect your legal right to receive compensation from a negligent driver. For your free consultation, please contact us at any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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