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1 dead, 2 injured in Rockview, Florida, motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2015 | Motorcycle Accidents |

As a motorcyclist, you’re careful when you’re on the roads. You take the highway like other vehicles, traveling at high speeds appropriate to the area. You have to watch for potholes, gravel, and other issues on the road as well as for other drivers, and that can be difficult. Even one misstep from another driver can lead to your colliding with their vehicle without time to change your course on the highway.

A man in Florida was pronounced dead after a terrible motorcycle accident that took place in Florida. A May 25 report stated that the man, who was riding in Rockview, Florida, was only 20 years old. This accident was slightly unusual, since it occurred at night. Typically, with the headlight on the motorcycle, this is one of the times of day where drivers can better see motorcyclists.

It was 8:40 p.m. when the motorcyclist was driving on Route 144 in Potter Township. He was headed south when he collided with another vehicle that was pulling out onto Route 144 from Short Road. According to police, the motorcyclist had been traveling at a high rate of speed, but the vehicle may have pulled out in front of him, causing the accident.

The 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the coroner’s office reported. The man had been wearing a helmet, but it was chest trauma that resulted in his death. In the other vehicle, an 82-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman also suffered minor injuries from the collision. Police are still investigating this accident to determine fault.

Source: Centre Daily Times, “Florida man on motorcycle dies in Potter Township crash,” May 25, 2015