Miami, FL – Motorcyclist Killed in Saturday Morning Crash on Turnpike
Miami, FL (May 15, 2021) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident early Saturday morning. The crash occurred just after 5:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near Northwest 199th Street and the exit for Hard Rock Stadium.
When rescue crews arrived, they located a motorcycle lying in the middle of the roadway. The rider was also found in the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Details of how the crash occurred or how many vehicles were involved are unclear at this time. The Flordia Highway Patrol also arrived at the scene and is currently investigating the crash. Troopers have not released any details on the identity of the victim.
Motorists were diverted away from the scene and were asked to find alternate routes of travel if possible. There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal motorcycle accident in Miami.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Florida is one of the more dangerous states in the country for motorists. With more than 3,000 reported deaths on our roadways in 2019, drivers should always ensure that they are operating their vehicles in a safe manner and in compliance with all traffic laws. Unfortunately, not all drivers use the appropriate care and caution and their actions can directly lead to serious injuries and death for innocent victims.
If you have lost a loved one to a car accident in Florida, you are no doubt experiencing the toughest and most difficult time of your life. Nothing can mentally prepare a family member for the sudden loss and grief that accompanies such a tragedy. While no amount of money can replace your loss, you could be entitled to seek justice on behalf of your relative.
Under Florida law, a family member may initiate an action for wrongful death where their loved one was killed because of a negligent driver. Florida wrongful death law allows these cases to proceed and also allows victims to seek compensation for their losses. Some types of recoverable damages include funeral and medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and potentially more.
A wrongful death claim is complicated and should only be handled by an attorney who is familiar with this area of the law. At Boone & Davis, our Miami wrongful death attorneys will have your back every step of the way. We will ensure that you receive the compensation you need and that justice will be served in your case. For more than 35 years, we have proudly served the communities of South Florida and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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