Jacksonville, FL (November 10, 2018) - A crash involving a motorcycle and a car left a motorcyclist critically injured on Thursday, November 8th. Police say that the crash took place on Baymeadows Road near New Kings.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the crash scene. There, they discovered that a motorcyclist had been critically injured after being struck by a vehicle. Initial reports stated that the vehicle left the scene. This turned out to be untrue as the driver had left momentarily to park their vehicle but quickly returned to cooperate with law enforcement officials. The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. There is no additional update on his condition at this time.
Neither the driver nor the motorcyclist were immediately identified and police have not provided details on the cause of the crash.
Motorcycles account for only 3% of all registered motor vehicles. However, the incidents of serious injury or death involving motorcycle crashes are extremely high. Statistics show that 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in death or serious injury to motorcycle riders. The dangers of riding a motorcycle certainly cannot be understated.
In many cases involving motorcycle accidents, the motorcycle rider is not to blame for the crash. Drivers are often negligent by failing to maintain a proper lookout for motorcyclists or by failing to see a motorcyclist before it is too late to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, this often leads to catastrophic results.
If you or a loved one are facing injuries from a motorcycle accident, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law want to help you get back on your feet. Since 1988, we have represented the victims of motorcycle accidents all across our state. For a free consultation, give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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