Ormond Beach, FL (June 14, 2019) - A 35-year-old Putnam County motorcyclist is dead following a crash with an SUV. The crash happened on Wednesday, June 12th, around 4:45 p.m.
According to initial reports, Michael Young was riding a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on SR 40. At the same time, 64-year-old Ormond Beach resident Debra Marino was stopped at the intersection of Shadow Crossing Boulevard and SR 40. Marino pulled onto SR 40, into the direct path of Young. Marino's Chevy SUV and the motorcycle collided, resulting in Young being thrown from the motorcycle and onto the roadway. Young sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Marino did not appear to be hurt in the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and charges could be filed against Marino according to officials. No further details are available at this time.
Motorcycle crashes account for over 18% of all fatal accidents reported in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. In the early 2000s, this number was around 8%. Thus, Florida has seen a sharp rise in the number of motorcyclists who have been killed in tragic crashes on our streets and highways. Our thoughts go out to the family of Michael Young during this difficult time.
Motorcyclists are very vulnerable to death and serious injuries when they are involved in a crash, especially with a larger vehicle. Many drivers fail to see or yield to motorcyclists which result in catastrophic accidents such as the one we see here. When you or a loved one have been impacted by the negligence of a third party, an experienced Florida personal injury attorney at Rubenstein Law can help you obtain the legal compensation you rightfully deserve.
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