William Krabacherr, a 59-year-old Melbourne, Florida motorcyclist, died from personal injuries he sustained after he was hit by a Dodge SUV in Mims, Florida. The driver of the SUV has been identified as 26-year-old Natasha Elkins of Satellite Beach, Florida. According to Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol, Elkins allegedly made an improper left turn leading her into Krabacherr’s path. The FHP reported that Krabacherr was not wearing a helmet, but Elkins was wearing her safety belt. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. If you would like to read more on this story see Melbourne, Florida motorcyclist died from personal injuries after being struck by an SUV.
This man’s death is a tragedy for his family and his community. Drivers on Florida state roads should exercise the utmost caution when driving. Automobile accidents can inflict serious person injuries and sometimes cause death. Drivers should always pay attention to their surroundings, keep distractions to a minimum (e.g., by not talking or texting on the cell phont), look both ways to ensure you are not turning into oncoming traffic, etc. If drivers exhibit these behaviors while driving Florida’s state roads will become safer for children, pedestrians and motorcyclists.