Tampa, FL (March 6, 2019) - Police in Tampa are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident took place on Channelside Drive on Wednesday morning, March 6th.
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report that George Gamez, 23, was riding eastbound on Channelside near South Florida Avenue. Gamez was in the left turn lane. However, he failed to turn and was struck by a vehicle in another turn lane. Gamez was ejected from his motorcycle and died at the crash scene. Police have not released the name of the driver involved.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of George Gamez in this tragic Tampa motorcycle crash. Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous. About 14% of all traffic fatalities involve motorcycles, yet motorcycles only account for about 3% of all registered vehicles. There is no doubt that a motorcycle accident is likely to be a serious and life-altering event.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, you have important legal rights that should be protected. The other driver may be responsible for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills, among other things. At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys assist those who have been seriously injured in Florida motorcycle accidents. For your free consultation, contact us at any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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