Clearwater, FL (February 1, 2019) - A 21-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash that took place in Clearwater on Wednesday, January 30th.
Police say that Ryan Decubellis was riding his 2017 Suzuki motorcycle in the northbound lanes of US 19 around 8:55 pm. Decubellis was riding with a group of four motorcycles. As Decubellis proceeded down US 19, he entered the path of a 2003 Kia Optima driven by 54-year-old Scott Colletti. Colletti was attempting to make a left turn onto Winding Creek Boulevard. The Optima collided with Decubellis's motorcycle, ejecting Decubellis from the bike.
Decubellis was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Colletti suffered minor injuries and was treated at Mease Countryside Hospital. Police say that speed played a role in the crash and that charges will be filed against Decubellis.
Motorcycle accidents can be serious and devastating. While motorcycle riders often ride for enjoyment and thrills, a crash can happen suddenly and can be life-altering. As of 2017, Florida led the nation in motorcycle accident deaths. The number of injured victims in these crashes is also very high.
While every precaution can be taken to make motorcycle riding safer, the fact remains that accidents are bound to happen. If you have been seriously injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. We have helped recover millions of dollars for our clients since we first began helping injured accident victims over 30 years ago. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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