Lake County, FL (January 12, 2019) - A fatal crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle was reported on Friday, January 11th in Lake County. The accident occurred on County Road 44 near Cypress Drive.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. The motorcyclist, who has not been identified at this time, sustained life-threatening injuries from the collision. An ambulance rushed the injured motorcyclist to Waterman Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Lake County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash. The other driver was not identified and it is unclear how the crash took place.
Traffic in the area was temporarily diverted while police were on scene. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing and no further information is available at this time.
Motorcycles are a dangerous mode of transportation. Approximately 14% of all traffic-related fatalities take place on motorcycles. This is a large number when you consider that only 3% of all registered vehicles are motorcycles. The odds of being in a serious or fatal motorcycle crash are much greater when compared to a crash involving a typical passenger vehicle.
When you have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may have legal rights. If the driver that hit you was at fault for causing the crash, you can seek compensation including payment of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the crash.
The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law understand how serious motorcycle accidents can be. We are prepared to fight for you and help you receive the compensation you deserve following these events. For a free consultation, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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