North Port, FL (April 16, 2021) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Thursday in North Port. The accident took place in the southbound lanes on Interstate 75 near Toledo Blade Boulevard.
According to troopers, the motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in the collision. At this time, there is no word on the cause of the accident. The crash caused the southbound lanes to be shut down. Traffic was back up near the scene. No further information is available.
An investigation is underway.
A Florida motorcycle accident is a very dangerous and potentially deadly event. While motorcycles account for less than 5% of all registered motor vehicles in our state, fatal motorcycle crashes make up about 15% of all reported traffic fatalities. In addition, approximately 80% of all motorcycle crashes in our state at least result in injuries to the motorcyclist.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family and victim following this motorcyle crash in Palmetto.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases or personal injury that are relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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