On Thursday, May 30th, a motorcyclist was fatally injured after being thrown from his bike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver of the motorcycle was speeding while driving in the south inside lane of U.S. 19, approaching the intersection at State Road 52. When the driver of a Kia Soul pulled into the path of the motorcyclist, the motorcycle struck the left front end of the Kia, and the driver of the motorcycle was thrown off his bike and crashed into a third vehicle. The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. He was wearing a helmet.
The next day, another motorcyclist was fatally injured after losing control of his bike. After attempting to make a U-turn on a gravel road, he lost control and his motorcycle overturned on him. He also had a passenger on the motorcycle with him who was thrown from the bike. The passenger suffered minor injuries and the driver died after being taken to the hospital. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a helmet in this incident. Source.
These two accidents should be a reminder to motorcyclists to follow driving laws and consider their safety while driving. Know the law when it comes to wearing a helmet while on a motorcycle, as each state is different. Just because you are not required to wear a helmet, motorcyclists should consider the added safety of wearing a helmet.
While the driver in the first incident was wearing a helmet, according to the report he was speeding. This is a reminder that wearing a helmet is only a part of motorcycle safety, and drivers need to follow all driving laws. For more articles like this one, visit the Beltz & Beltz blog section.
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