Jacksonville, FL (June 11, 2019) - A motorcyclist died in a crash with a vehicle on Tuesday, June 11th. The accident took place on Blanding Boulevard, near Sunderland Road.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the crash around 1:30 p.m. Deputies report that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Blanding when he crashed into the passenger side of a car. The car was pulling out from Sunderland Road when the crash occurred. The motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was wearing a helmet. He has not been identified at this time.
Both directions of Blanding Boulevard were closed while police investigated the accident. No further details are available at this time.
On average, a fatal accident takes place every three hours in Florida. A high percentage of deadly crashes involve motorcycles and motorcycles are by far the deadliest vehicles on the road. While motorcycles account for about 3% of all registered vehicles, they are responsible for nearly 15% of fatal crashes. A motorcycle offers limited protection in the event of a collision with another vehicle and motorcyclists are frequently ejected from the bike following a crash.
If you or a loved one are dealing with the effect of a motorcycle crash, please contact our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law, at 1-800 FL-Legal. We are standing by 24/7 to assist you and help you get back on your feet in the aftermath of the accident.
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