Gainesville, FL (September 14, 2018) - A motorcyclist suffered injuries in a crash that occurred in Gainesville on Thursday, September 13th. Around 1:30 pm the motorcyclist came to a stoplight at the intersection of Clark Butler Boulevard and Plaza Boulevard.
The motorcyclist entered the intersection and was struck by a truck turning left from Plaza Boulevard. According to reports, the truck traveled into the path of the motorcycle.
Rescue personnel arrived on scene and transported the motorcycle rider to UF Health Shands with serious injuries. There is no update on the motorcyclist's condition at this time and they have not been identified by police. The intersection remained closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated.
There is no word at this time on whether either the motorcyclist or truck driver will face charges for the crash.
Motorcycle accidents are a frequent issue across our state. In 2015, motorcycle fatalities accounted for 20% of all deadly vehicle accidents. This is an astounding number considering that less 1% of all registered vehicles in Florida are motorcycles. Motorcycle safety is an important issue and riders should always drive carefully and take all appropriate precautions to avoid a crash.
We never like to see motorcycle accidents occur as we know the serious aftermath that occurs following a crash. At Rubenstein Law we want to help if you have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle accident. To discuss your case with an attorney, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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