West Palm Beach, FL – Motorcyclist Dies in Accident on Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL (January 9, 2021) – One person was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place near West Palm Beach on Friday, January 8th. The accident was reported around 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Citation Drive.
Officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash scene. According to authorities, the accident involved a motorcycle and a car. There is no word on the events leading up to the crash at this time and it is not clear if any additional injuries were reported. The deceased motorcyclist has not been identified. Motorists in the area were advised to use caution and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
There is no additional information available at this time and it is not clear if charges will be filed.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim of this fatal motorcycle crash in West Palm Beach.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation throughout Florida. With a warm climate and sunny weather throughout the year, it is certainly common to see motorcycles on the roadways throughout our state every day. While riding a motorcycle can be a fun activity, it certainly does not come without risks. According to current statistics, motorcycles comprise about 3% of all registered motor vehicles in our state, however, they account for about 15% of all fatal traffic accidents. A Florida motorcycle accident can leave you feeling devastated, especially if you were seriously hurt or you lost your loved one in the crash.
Motorcycle accidents take place very suddenly and unexpectedly. As we are all aware, motorcycles offer very little protection to the rider in case of a crash. Riders are often thrown from their bikes following the accident, increasing the chances of a serious injury as a result. A motorcycle accident in Florida can have various causes, however, the motorcyclist is not always at fault. In many cases, negligent drivers of other vehicles are to blame for the crash. Drivers who drive in a careless and reckless manner and choose to speed or fail to yield at traffic signals can easily cause a motorcycle crash to occur. Unfortunately, these crashes will likely have serious consequences and can often lead to fatalities, depending on the situation.
If you have been affected by a motorcycle accident in Florida, you need a West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyer who will fight for you. Here at Boone & Davis, we know what you are going through and we know what it takes to help you win your case. We have served our local community for more than 35 years and, during that time, have received and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
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