A Clay County motorcyclist died last night after an accident with a car. The motorcylce accident occured on U.S. Highway 17 in Green Cove Springs, which is about thirty minutes south of Jacksonville, Florida.
The motorcyclist was traveling northbound on U.S. 17 near the intersection with Heath Road. The vehicle was crossing U.S. 17 on Heath Road when the collision occured. The motorcycle struck the right front of the vehicle and the motorcyclist was thrown off the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car stated that he did not see anyone approaching as he crossed U.S. 17.
As Jacksonville motorcycle accident laywers, we frequently handle cases involving serious personal injury or wrongful death where the driver of a vehicle failed to see a motorcycle approaching. Motorcyle drivers must remember to employ defensive driving tactics, maintain a heightened alert, and always wear a helmet.
If you have any questions about a motorcycle accident, please call our Jacksonville injury law firm for a free consultation.