Ocala, FL (March 14, 2019) - A woman is dead after being struck from behind while riding a three-wheel motorcycle on State Road 40 in the Ocala National Forest on Thursday, March 14th.
The woman, who has not been identified, was on SR-40 when she slowed down to make a turn onto Forest Road 88. A Ford Focus, driven by 32-year-old Joseph Bailey, was traveling directly behind the motorcycle. Bailey failed to slow down and struck the motorcycle from behind, which threw the woman from the bike and caused her to land on the shoulder of the highway. She was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. No other injuries were reported.
There is no word on any charges at this time and no additional details are available.
Our thoughts are with the family of the victim in this tragic crash in Ocala. Fatal accidents are reported about eight times per day across our state. The large majority of serious and fatal accidents occur due to the negligence of at least one driver. In a rear-end crash, the driver who strikes another vehicle from behind will almost always be held legally responsible for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one on Florida's roadways as a result of another's negligence, you could have legal rights on behalf of the victim. Florida wrongful death law provides that a claim may be filed to seek certain types of compensation for your loss. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys have decades of experience with these claims and we will stand beside you throughout the process.
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