Lakeland, FL (May 29, 2019) - A 22-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a vehicle on Kathleen Road. The crash took place on Wednesday, May 29th, around 9:30 a.m.
According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Justin Barrier was driving a 2010 Kawasaki southbound on Kathleen Road when he attempted to make a left turn onto Oak Avenue NW. As he made the turn, Barrier struck the front of a Hyundai Sonata traveling on Oak Avenue. Barrier was ejected from the motorcycle and flew 78 feet in the air before hitting a light pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two occupants of the Sonata were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Kathleen Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash. No additional details are available at this time.
A serious motorcycle accident can occur at any time. No one expects that they will be involved in a serious crash when they get on the road. The reality, though, is that there are approximately 250,000 injury accidents reported each year in Florida and many of these accidents will, unfortunately, involve serious injury. Approximately 14% of all traffic deaths involve motorcycles.
When you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you have legal rights. The other driver, as well as your own insurance company, may be responsible for payment of your medical bills and other damages related to the accident. In these situations, you should speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.
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