Hillsborough County, FL (January 3, 2019) - A motorcyclist from Tampa died after colliding with a truck near the intersection of Dacca Drive and Madison Avenue. The collision happened on Thursday, January 3rd just before 8:00 am.
34-year-old Luis Antonio Serrano Santiago was riding a 2004 Suzuki GSXR-600 westbound on Madison. At the same time 55-year-old Cindy Mobley was driving a 2006 Ford F250 southbound on Dacca. Mobley approached and stopped at a stop sign. She then attempted to turn onto Madison but turned into Santiago's path. Santiago swerved to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful as his motorcycle struck the left side of Mobley's truck. Santiago died from his injuries.
There is no word on whether charges will be issued at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Luis Santiago in this fatal motorcycle crash. Each day, approximately eight fatal crashes are reported in Florida. Motorcycle crashes, unfortunately, often produce devastating results, including fatalities for motorcycle riders and passengers.
Failing to yield is a common cause of deadly motorcycle accidents in our state and is a form of negligent driving behavior that leads to liability. In cases where death occurs as a result of negligence, the deceased's family may bring a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for the death.
If you or a loved one have been affected by negligence in a traffic incident, our Florida personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to assist you. Our phones are answered 24/7. For your free consultation, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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