Safety Harbor, FL (October 3, 2018) - Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department responded to a motorcycle crash on Tuesday, October 2nd. The crash took place at the intersection of Martin Luther King Street North and 9th Avenue North around 12:31 pm.
According to reports, 34-year-old Jabez Mitchem was operating a 2005 Toyota Camry when he came to a stop sign at the intersection. At the same time, a 2008 Kawasaki being operated by 32-year-old Joshua Melching was traveling eastbound on MLK Street North. Mitchem failed to yield the right away to Melching and collided with the side of Melching's motorcycle.
Melching was thrown to the ground and suffered serious leg injuries. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment.
Police are still investigating but at this time do not suspect speed or impairment to be issues in the crash.
Motorcycle crashes are some of the most deadly accidents that we encounter in our practice. In 2015, there were over 600 reported motorcycle fatalities in the State of Florida. A close examination of the accident scene is required in order to determine who is at fault in a Florida motorcycle accident case. If a motorcyclist is hurt through no fault of their own, they possess the right to bring a claim against the other driver for injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash.
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