Mount Dora, FL (April 16, 2019) - A crash has claimed the life of a motorcyclist and left a 6-year-old child with injuries. The accident took place on Sunday, April 14th, at the intersection of US-441 and Holly Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators report that John Pierre Benoist, 71, was the driver of the motorcycle, with 6-year-old Alexander Pierre Benoist as his passenger. As Benoist was traveling westbound, a 2006 Chevrolet attempted to turn left across Benoist's lane of travel. The Chevrolet collided with the motorcycle, throwing both John Pierre and Alexander from the back. John Pierre Benoist later died at AdventHealth Waterman hospital, while Alexander Benoist was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and there is no word on any charges at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of John Pierre Benoist in this tragic Mount Dora motorcycle crash. Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous. About 14% of all traffic fatalities involve motorcycles, yet motorcycles only account for about 3% of all registered vehicles. There is no doubt that a motorcycle accident is likely to be a serious and life-altering event.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, you have important legal rights that should be protected. The other driver may be responsible for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills, among other things. At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys assist those who have been seriously injured in Florida motorcycle accidents. For your free consultation, contact us at any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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