A 27-year-old is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Hillsborough.
Troopers believe that a 49-year-old man was stopped on Riga Boulevard at the intersection of SR 574 when he turned east onto SR 574 and changed lanes into the path of a motorcycle.
The motorcycle, driven by the 27-year-old man collided into the back of the vehicle, causing the bike to overturn.
The man was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.
According to the report, the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the vehicle did not receive any injuries and charges are pending, according to the report.
Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to sharing the roads with drivers of larger vehicles. Drivers of all vehicles must pay attention to their surroundings and keep an eye out for motorcycles. Due to the fact that motorcycles are much smaller than passenger vehicles, they are oftentimes overlooked by other drivers. Drivers turning into the paths of motorcycles are a leading cause of accidents and deaths across the United States.
Motorcycles weigh a lot less than cars, trucks, or SUV’s, so when a vehicle and a motorcycle collide, the motorcyclist almost always gets the worst of it.
Turning into the path of a motorcyclist can result in instant death. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, our Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are ready to help you file a claim. While we cannot reverse your injuries or bring a loved one back, a financial settlement from an injury or wrongful death claim can help protect the future of you and/or your family.