Jacksonville Beach, FL (October 29, 2018) - A motorcycle crash left one person dead and another injured on Sunday, October 28th.
The Jacksonville Beach Police Department was called to investigate the crash at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and 1st Street around 11:30 pm. When police arrived, they discovered the both the motorcyclist and a passenger were suffering from critical injuries sustained in the accident.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while the operator was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. There is no word on how the crash occurred at this time and police have not said if any other vehicles were involved. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Motorcycles account for approximately 3% of all registered vehicles on our roadway. In contrast, 14% of all traffic related deaths occur on motorcycles. It seems clear, therefore, that motorcycle transportation carries a great risk of death or serious bodily injury.
Motorcyclists can take several safety precautions, including wearing a helmet, following all traffic laws and operating a motorcycle at the proper speed limit. Despite the safety precautions that can be taken, motorcycle accidents are bound to happen.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida motorcycle crash, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. We fight for the compensation our clients deserve. To speak with an attorney, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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