Crystal River, FL (September 5, 2018) - A 22 year old motorcycle passenger is dead after a Tuesday morning crash in Crystal River.
Victoria Morgan of Crystal River was a passenger on a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle which was traveling on West Fort Island Trail around midnight Tuesday. The driver of the motorcycle, a 30 year old man from Homosassa, came to a sharp curve in the roadway. The driver failed to negotiate the curve, left the roadway and struck a tree. Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.
The driver was rushed to Bayonet Point Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is currently listed in critical condition and has not been identified at this time.
Troopers have not said whether any charges will be filed. Neither Morgan nor the driver were wearing helmets when the crash occurred.
Motorcycle accidents tend to be particularly severe and deadly. While motorcycles are enjoyable and provide a regular hobby for many people, the dangers of unsafe motorcycle riding cannot be overstated.
In this tragic crash, Victoria Morgan was a passenger on the motorcycle. It appears from initial reports that the driver was negligent by failing to operate his motorcycle in a safe manner, which caused it to leave the roadway and collide with a tree. If proven, such behavior is negligent driving which could form the basis of a wrongful death claim by Morgan's surviving family members.
Motorcyclists in Florida account for nearly 1 in 5 motor vehicle related fatalities. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. We are here for you 24 hours a day. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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