Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Osceola County Florida

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Florida is a popular state for motorcyclists given the year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, Florida also ranks as one of the deadliest states in regards to fatal motorcycle accident crashes each year.

In rural eastern Osceola County a motorcyclist died after riding into a trailer pulled by an RV. The 59-year-old deceased man was from DeLand, but his identity was not released because the next-of-kin had not been notified. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred on U.S. Highway 192, east of Hibiscus Road. The motorcycle fell over after it struck the rear of the trailer, and the driver was thrown onto the road, said the FHP. The reports said the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. The RV occupants were not injured.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, 413 people died in motorcycle accidents in Florida in 2009. In addition, there were a total of 8,313 motorcycle accidents in Florida in 2009, with 7,435 resulting in injury, according to figures from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). While any motorcyclist faces the risk of an accident, the CUTR statistics show that certain populations face more of a risk than others.

Listed below are the top five risk groups according to the CUTR findings for 2009.

• Males ages 45-54: 1,465 victims out of 6,803
• Males ages 25-34: 1,338 victims out of 6,803
• Males ages 35-44: 1,242 victims out of 6,803
• Males ages 55-64: 900 victims out of 6,803
• Males ages 21-24: 771 victims out of 6,803

Regardless of what the numbers say, any rider can sustain serious injuries from a Florida motorcycle accident such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or even death. For more information, see motorcyclist strikes rear of trailer, dies on U.S. 192

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to consult with an experienced Jacksonville motorcycle accident lawyer who can inform you of all your legal options.

Call Wood, Atter & Wolf at (904) 355-8888 for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, who can answer your questions and help you with all your legal needs.

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