A motorcyclist from Vernon was killed and a township woman who was travelling with him was severely injured in a crash on State Road 408, Florida. The accident happened late January 11, when the motorcycle collided with another vehicle.
Forty-five-year-old Jason D. Rinker was killed at the scene that happened shortly before midnight on State Road 408 in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Police Lt. Eduardo J. Bernal informed.
The motorcyclist was going east with a passenger; he was riding in the middle lane of the five-lane expressway. His motorcycle swerved and hit the backside of another vehicle, the police said.
The crash on State Road 408 threw both Rinker and his passenger from the motorcycle.
The woman, whose identity is still not known, was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries, but doctors expect her to survive.
Motorcycle crashes are extremely risky and when they occur the riders usually end with severe injuries. It’s not uncommon that the impact is fatal for most of them.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to seek medical help as soon as possible, even if the accident was a minor one and you don’t feel like you’re injured. Many injuries in such accidents tend to appear after a few days.
Seek legal assistance as soon as possible. No matter how the crash happened, you should seek a compensation claim for your injuries and damages.
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