Tampa, FL (June 2, 2019) - A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in a collision with a semi-truck on Saturday, June 1st. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash at the intersection of US-41 and Skipper Road.
Based on initial reports, 30-year-old Cody Ray Goforth was riding southbound on Nebraska Avenue when he was hit by the truck, which was making a southbound turn onto US-41. The motorcycle suffered heavy damage and was destroyed as a result of the accident. Goforth was taken to a local hospital via ambulance with life-threatening injuries. The truck driver, who has not been identified, did not suffer any injuries in the collision.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing but no charges have been filed at this time.
Motorcycle crashes are notoriously dangerous and deadly. About 80% of all accidents involving motorcycles result in death or serious injury to the motorcyclist. Florida is typically near the top of all national statistics when it comes to serious and fatal motorcycle accidents. While motorcycle riding can be a fun and enjoyable activity, the risks of being hurt in a crash are immense. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and we hope for his full recovery during this difficult time.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys understand how serious a motorcycle crash often turns out to be. Our team has assisted numerous motorcyclists who have been injured in crashes throughout our state. We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. For your free consultation, please give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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