Land O'Lakes, FL (October 26, 2019) - A motorcyclist in Land O'Lakes was killed after he was involved in a crash on State Road 54. The crash took place on Thursday, October 24th.
21-year-old Marc Alex McCorkle was riding his motorcycle near the intersection with Foggy Ridge Road Parkway. Suddenly, an SUV made a left turn into McCorkle's path. McCorkle swerved to miss the car but lost control of his bike. He was thrown from the motorcycle. McCorkle, who was wearing a helmet, suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers. There were no other injuries reported. There is no information regarding the other vehicle.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating at this time.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of Marc Alex McCorkle. A motorcycle ride can turn deadly in a matter of seconds. While many people enjoy riding motorcycles, they can also prove to be dangerous. In fact, motorcycles account for nearly 15% of all reported traffic fatalities in Florida. The odds of being seriously hurt or killed in a Florida motorcycle crash are unfortunately quite high.
Many motorcyclists are simply innocent victims of traffic accidents. Drivers who speed or fail to yield commonly cause collisions with motorcycles. In cases like this, you may be entitled to compensation if you or your loved one were involved in the crash. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help.
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