Sarasota, FL (January 11, 2020) - The victim of a Sarasota crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle has been identified. The crash initially took place on Thursday, January 9th around 8:15 p.m.
Police say that 19-year-old Jett Wong was riding a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle in the eastbound lanes of Bee Ridge Road and as he neared the intersection with Worcester Road, he was struck by a 68-year-old motor vehicle driver from Sarasota.
Rescue workers later pronounced Wong dead. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Police are still looking into the crash at this time to determine whether charges will be filed.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jett Wong during this time.
More than 3,000 people lose their lives, on average, in Florida traffic crashes each year. Motorcycle fatalities account for approximately 500 to 600 of these fatalities. This is a significant number considering that motorcycles make up only about 3 percent of all registered motor vehicles in the state. Motorcyclists are always at risk of a life-changing and catastrophic crash when they are involved in collisions with other vehicles. In many cases, the other driver is at fault for causing the crash, leaving the motorcyclist or their family with certain legal rights.
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.
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