Hillsborough County, FL (January 4, 2019) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Hillsborough County on Wednesday, January 2nd.
59-year-old Edward Walker of Lakeland was traveling on Lithia Pinecrest Road when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck, 58-year-old Jeffrey Coe, sustained minor injuries in the accident. The accident took place as Walker was stopped for traffic. Coe failed to slow down in time to avoid a crash and slammed into Walker's bike. Walker was ejected from the motorcycle which was then pushed into another vehicle. Walker died at the scene after lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.
Police have not released any information at this time on whether Coe faces any charges in connection to the crash.
Approximately 14% of all traffic-related deaths involve motorcycles. This is an astounding number when considering that just 3% of all registered motor vehicles are motorcycles. Clearly, riding a motorcycle carries a great risk of death or serious bodily injury in the event of a crash.
Motorcycle riders should always exercise caution and ensure that they are complying with all rules of the road. However, accidents will inevitably occur, even if a motorcycle rider complies with all laws and safety precautions. This crash is an example of a tragedy occurring due to the negligence of another driver.
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