West Palm Beach, FL (November 5, 2018) - The victim in a West Palm Beach motorcycle crash has been identified.
55-year-old Rachele Scholes of Lake Worth was killed in the crash on Friday, November 2nd. Police say that Soles was the passenger on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling south on South Dixie Highway near Churchill Road around 9:41 pm.
At the same time, a 2003 Ford Taurus turned left in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision. The Taurus violated the right-of-way, according to investigators at the scene. Scholes was ejected in the crash. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
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, it appears as though the motorcycle rider and passenger were innocent victims when the Ford driver failed to yield the right of way. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings when turning. Failing to yield the right of way is a negligent act that can lead to legal responsibility for any injuries that follow.
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 any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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