Volusia County, FL (September 6, 2018) - A motorcyclist died early Thursday morning in Volusia County. Around 12:20 am, Florida Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash on I-4, near mile marker 10. According to Lt. Kim Montes of the FHP, a 21 year old man was riding a motorcycle in the eastbound lanes when he collided with the back of a vehicle, also traveling east on I-4.
Following the initial collision, the motorcyclist was struck by two other vehicles. It is not clear if he was ejected after the initial crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Each of the vehicles involved in the crashes stopped on scene to render aid to the motorcyclist.
FHP has not said what caused the initial or subsequent crashes to occur. The entire incident is still under investigation. The motorcyclist has not been identified at this time.
In 2015, over 9,000 people were injured as a result of motorcycle accidents in Florida. This number is very high, considering that less than 1% of all registered vehicles are motorcycles. At Rubenstein Law, we know how serious a motorcycle accident can be.
Police will conduct a full investigation in an effort to determine responsibility for this crash. They will closely examine the scene and consider all evidence in reaching a conclusion concerning the cause of the accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident, call us today. Our team of staff and attorneys want to help. We offer free consultations. To speak with an attorney, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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