Port Charlotte, FL (March 1, 2021) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place on Monday evening in Port Charlotte. The incident happened around 7:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 41 near Murdock Circle.
The collision involved a car and a pickup truck. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck turned left in front of the motorcyclist and caused the wreck. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by officials. The identities of the victim and pickup truck driver have not been released at this time. There is no word on any potential charges.
The crash caused the northbound lanes of the roadway to be shut down while officials investigated. No further information is available.
Florida motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic and life-altering injuries in a matter of seconds. While motorcycles account for only about 3% of all motor vehicles in our state, they make up approximately 15% of all reported traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists who lose their lives are killed due to the negligence of other motorists.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim following this fatal motorcycle accident in Port Charlotte.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & 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 of personal injury 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 to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources, information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention and we will make adjustments. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.