A motorcycle and a bicycle collided this morning in Middleburg, Florida, leaving one person dead and one injured. The collision took place at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Kingfisher Boulevard according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. One of the victims was lifeflighted to a Jacksonville Hospital. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating this motorcycle accident.
Here in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, many forms of transportation share the same roadways: cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, runners, mopeds, farm equipment,and ATVs, to name a few. As Jacksonville injury lawyers, we see that accidents between different types of transportation are often catastrophic as one person is travelling via a much smaller and lighter object. For example, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists almost always suffer serious personal injury or death as a result of accidents with vehicles.
When driving a vehicle, it pays to be especially careful to check blind spots thoroughly and to be especially mindful of the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. Finally, when walking, jogging, or riding a bicycle, you should not let your “defensive driving” guard down. Being on the lookout for drivers who may not be paying proper attention could safe your life.
If you have any questions about a bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle crash, please contact our Jacksonville accident attorneys for a free consultation.