Okeechobee, FL – Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on US 441
Okeechobee, FL (December 19, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Okeechobee on Thursday, December 17th. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 441 near the intersection with SE 34th Avenue.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene just after the crash occurred. According to a report, the motorcycle stopped on the shoulder of the roadway for unknown reasons. While on the shoulder, the motorcycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by a 33-year-old man from Okeechobee. The motorcyclist, a 53-year-old man from Brooksville, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The pickup truck driver was not injured.
Troopers have not determined whether to file any charges at this time. An investigation is ongoing and there are no additional details available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and most heartfelt condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic motorcycle accident in Okeechobee.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Motorcycle accidents in Florida are often serious and deadly in nature. While the statistics have varied over time, current numbers tell us that there are approximately 550 deaths due to motorcycle crashes in Florida each year. In 2015, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes reached a 20-year high, with 584 deaths on Florida’s roadways. This number represented about 20% of all fatal crashes reported in Florida that year. Since that time, the number has declined slightly although motorcycle crashes still comprise about 15% of all total fatal accidents in our state. This is despite motorcycles making up about 3% of all registered motor vehicles in Florida.
In many cases, motorcycle accidents take place due to the actions of negligent motorists. These motorists may fail to see the motorcycle until it is too late, resulting in a major collision. Due to the lack of protection offered by motorcycles, riders are often thrown from their bikes and will suffer serious injuries in the crash, including traumatic head and neck injuries. If the crash was caused by another driver, you could be entitled to compensation.
At Boone and Davis Law, we are here to help during your time of need. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we handle all types of accident cases in communities throughout South Florida. We have more than 40 years of experience and we are standing by ready to help. Our Okeechobee motorcycle accident attorneys can ensure that you are not left financially responsible for the negligent actions of a third party. Whether your case requires skilled negotiation or tough courtroom advocacy, we will make sure that you are protected.
Our team stands ready to take your call at any time. We provide a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles most injury accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront fee and you do not pay us anything until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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