St. Petersburg, FL (May 4, 2019) - A motorcyclist died in a crash on I-275 that took place on Friday, May 3rd. The incident occurred at mile marker 23, near the exit for 5th Avenue.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 27-year-old man was riding his bike when he attempted to pass two vehicles. As he passed the vehicles, the motorcycle collided with the first vehicle. The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike as a result of the impact and was then run over by the second vehicle. Following the crash, the motorcyclist was transported to Bayfront Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Police have not identified the motorcyclist at this time or any of the drivers involved. No additional details are available.
Motorcycle accidents occur quite frequently in Florida and are usually severe in nature. Motorcycle accidents account for about 14% of all traffic-related deaths, despite the fact that only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles are motorcycles.
In this crash, we do not yet have all the details in order to determine who was at fault. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings when they encounter motorcyclists. A motorcycle crash can cause catastrophic and irreversible consequences in a matter of seconds.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys are here when you need us. Since 1988, we have assisted injured victims and their families in the aftermath of serious accidents. For a free consultation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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