St. Petersburg, FL (September 16, 2018) - Tragedy struck in St. Petersburg as a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Saturday, September 15th. The crash happened just before 5:30 pm on Park Street Avenue North, near 5th Avenue North.
The motorcyclist, identified as 30 year old Michael Baker, was traveling north on Park Street. As Baker attempted to make a right turn, he lost control of the motocrycle and skidded into the southbound lanes where the motorcycle collided with a box truck. Baker was rushed to Bayfront Health St. Pete where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet when the collision occurred.
The box truck driver remained on scene to cooperate with authorities. No further information is available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Michael Baker in this tragic crash. Motorcycle riders face great risk of death or serious injury. Approximately 25% of all vehicle-related fatalities occur in crashes involving motorcycles.
In this crash, police will continue to investigate in order to determine exactly how the collision occurred. In any Florida vehicle accident, when an innocent person is injured or killed by another's negligence the injured victim or their families have a right o bring a claim for compensation.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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