A motorcyclist has been pronounced dead after apparently losing control of his bike on U.S. 19 and then being struck by a car.
The crash shut down northbound U.S. 19 just south of 126th Avenue for hours Sunday morning.
Pinellas Park Police believe the 22-year-old motorcyclist was speeding when he lost control and was thrown off the bike.
Police say the driver of a passing vehicle tried to stop traffic, but another vehicle drove through and struck the biker. Another vehicle struck the bike debris.
Police say everyone is cooperating with the investigation. No one else was hurt.
The aftermath of motorcycle accidents can be devastating. While some bike riders can escape a crash with just minor injuries, in many speed-related accidents, the rider can suffer life changing injuries, that may include:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord damage
- nerve damage
- facial injuries
- road rash
- broken bones
- internal injuries
If you’ve been injured or lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident, our Pinellas County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help level the playing field against insurance companies and fight for what you deserve. We handle all motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay no legal fee unless we obtain financial compensation for you through an insurance settlement or jury verdict.