Naples, FL (October 12, 2019) - One person died in a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck in Naples on Friday, October 11th. The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. on Collier Boulevard.
According to authorities, a 2019 FLHX motorcycle and a 2018 Dodge Ram collided with one another. The motorcycle made a U-turn just prior to the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle collided with the right rear of the truck. The driver of the motorcycle, 57-year-old James Galarza of Naples, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the truck and two passengers were not hurt. The crash caused the southbound lanes of Collier Boulevard to be closed while police investigated.
There are no further details available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of James Galarza in this fatal Naples motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents account for the highest proportion of deadly crashes in Florida. Although motorcycles comprise only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles, they also account for approximately 15% of all reported fatal accidents. Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to serious and fatal injuries when they are involved in an accident with larger vehicles.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle crash, you need a tough advocate who will stand by your side and stand up for your legal rights. The Florida motorcycle accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law have represented victims of motorcycle crashes for more than three decades. We can help you make the most of an extremely difficult time.
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