Before Volusia County made the decision to bring an end to their annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach, adopting measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) for the coronavirus, the event had seen its share of tragedy, particularly among older riders. Last Friday, for example, a 60 year old motorcyclist tried to avoid a collision
with an SUV, but lost his life in the process. The day before, a 70 year old motorcyclist was hit from behind
by a pickup truck that didn’t slow down. And two days before that, three more visiting motorcyclists were killed.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA:
In 2017, 5,172 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes, down 3 percent from 5,337 in 2017. In 2017, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.