St. Petersburg, FL (August 25, 2018) – A motorcyclist died after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning in St. Petersburg. Around 9:00 am, police were called to Ulmerton Road in referenced to a car vs. motorcycle collision.
When officers arrived, they discovered 38 year old Kevin J. Charles suffering from critical injuries at the scene. After investigation, officers learned that Charles was riding his motorcycle east on Ulmerton when he was struck by a Toyota Yaris by 26 year old Robyn V. Pearce. According to reports, Pearce turned in front of Charles, causing the crash.
Charles died from his injuries while Pearce suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash. There is no further information available at this time.
Motorcycle crash deaths have experienced a negative upward trend in recent years. From 2014 until 2015, motorcycle deaths increased by 8%. Over 5,000 motorcyclists die each year in traffic crashes.
From the initial reports, it is not certain who is responsible for this crash. Certainly, it appears possible that the Yaris driver may be liable for the motorcycle rider’s death, though we do not have enough details at this time to definitively confirm.
A motorcycle crash can have catastrophic and long-term effects, from disabling and permanent injuries to a loss of income and high medical costs. If you were hurt in a Florida motorcycle crash that was not your fault, you are entitled to compensation.
At Rubenstein Law, you can turn to us for help in times of need. We offer free consultations and are always just a phone call away. To schedule your consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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