Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Earlier last month in a Jacksonville court, a 34-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. According to one local news source, the accident took place back on November 10 of last year, at around 12:35 in the morning.

Evidently, the victim was a 37-year-old man who was riding on a scooter in the outside lane of Normandy Boulevard, near Stratton Road. The rider of the scooter was struck from behind by a Nissan Pathfinder. After the collision, the driver of the Pathfinder allegedly failed to stop and check to see if the accident victim was in need of emergency medical treatment.

It wasn’t until a few hours later that the man called Florida Highway Patrol and turned himself in after explaining what happened. As it turned out, he didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident.

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Early last week, a Canadian motorcyclist was killed when a car entered the lane that the motorcyclist was occupying. According to a local Florida news report, the Canadian resident was driving his motorcycle with a passenger east on SR 72 close to Proctor Road. A Mercedes was driving south on Proctor Road and failed to stop at the stop sign.

Evidently, the Mercedes driver pulled right in front of the motorcyclist’s path. Sadly, the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital but later died as a result of his injuries. The passenger on the motorcycle was severely injured and is currently being treated in nearby Bradenton for her injuries. The Florida State Police are still investigating the case, and charges are pending in the incident.

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