Gainesville, FL (August 2, 2019) - A crash between a motorcycle and a van sent one person to the emergency room in Gainesville on Wednesday, July 31st. The accident took place around 7:58 p.m. on East University Avenue.
The Gainesville Police Department, along with the Alachua County Fire Rescue, responded to the scene in the 2500 block of the roadway. According to Police Chief Inspector Jorge Campos, the van was attempting to make a left turn when it crashed into the motorcycle. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported to the emergency room for treatment. Neither the driver nor the motorcyclist has been identified.
There is no word on whether charges are expected and no further details are available at this time.
Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in Florida. Although only 3% of all registered vehicles are motorcycles, motorcycle crashes account for approximately 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. Additionally, the odds of being seriously injured in a motorcycle or moped crash are very high.
When you have been injured in one of these crashes, you could be facing a very long road to recovery. You may experience prolonged medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. You could also miss substantial time from your job as you recover from your injuries.
If you have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle crash that was not your fault, our personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law will help protect your legal rights. We have served Florida since 1988 and are only a call away. To speak with us at any time, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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