Westchase, FL (February 12, 2019) - A 66-year-old motorcyclist is dead following a crash in Westchase on Sunday, February 10th. The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was riding on Race Track Road in a 2007 Yamaha FJR. The motorcycle had come to a stop behind a Nissan Rogue in the southbound lanes of Race Track Road when a Chrysler Town and Country approached the vehicles from behind.
The Town and Country failed to slow down and collided with the back of the motorcycle which was then pushed forward into the Rogue. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and landed into the roadway. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from catastrophic injuries sustained in the crash.
Police are still investigating but have ruled out alcohol as a cause of the crash.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic motorcycle accident in Westchase. From the facts we have available, it appears as though the motorcyclist lost his life due to the negligence of another driver. Although rear-end collisions are among the most common types of vehicle crashes, they can also be deadly. In cases where a driver is distracted and fails to slow down, a rear-end crash can take place at high speeds, resulting in head, neck and spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, these crashes can even lead to death.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a Florida traffic accident, you could be entitled to compensation. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys will stand up for your rights to receive compensation from negligent drivers in our state. For your free consultation, please contact us 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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