Plant City, FL (December 3, 2018) - Florida Highway Patrol has identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash in Plant City. The crash happened around 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 1st.
According to authorities, Ronald C. Sampson was driving a 2007 Yamaha westbound on State Road 60. As Sampson proceeded in the travel lane, he collided with a cargo van attempting to make a left turn onto Horton Road. Sampson's motorcycle caught fire and he died at the crash scene.
The driver of the van was identified as 51-year-old Timothy Wilbert Bowser. Bowser was not hurt in the crash. FHP is still investigating. As of Sunday, no charges had been filed but are pending.
Our condolences are with the family of Ronald Simpson in this tragic Plant City motorcycle crash. Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous. About 14% of all traffic fatalities involve motorcycles, yet motorcycles only account for about 3% of all registered vehicles. There is no doubt that a motorcycle accident is likely to be a serious and life-altering event.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, you have important legal rights that should be protected. The other driver may be responsible for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills, among other things. At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys assist those who have been seriously injured in Florida motorcycle accidents. For your free consultation, contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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