Oldsmar, FL (March 16, 2019) - A motorcyclist sustained injuries in a crash along Tampa Road on Friday, March 15th.
Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol report that 24-year-old Zachary Mortara was riding his motorcycle westbound on Tampa Road around 11:40 p.m. That is when 18-year-old Kyle Gerber, driving a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, attempted to make a U-turn from the westbound lanes of Tampa Road. Gerber made the U-turn directly in front of Mortara's motorcycle and the two collided. Mortara was taken to a local hospital following the crash. Fortunately, his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Gerber was charged with making an improper U-turn. Police have said that neither speed nor impairment played a role in the crash.
Our thoughts are with Zachary Mortara as he recovers from this motorcycle crash in Oldsmar. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury in Florida traffic accidents. A motorcyclist faces a high risk of injury due to the relative lack of protection offered by motorcycles in a crash. A motorcyclist can be injured from the initial impact but can also be hurt as they are often thrown from the motorcycle following the crash. The consequences can certainly be devastating in a matter of seconds.
If you have experienced injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident, our team of attorneys at Rubenstein Law will have your back. We are here for you and will walk with you along your road to recovery. For your free consultation, please give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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