A seventeen-year-old boy from Bradenton was killed after his motorcycle crashed with a car that turned in front of him. The fatal Manatee County collision on happened around 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, at the intersection of 63rd Avenue West and Hawaiian Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that a seventy-five-year-old woman from Arizona woman in a Nissan Versa sedan was going northbound on Hawaiian Drive approaching the exit of the Hawaiian Village mobile home park. The woman then tried to make a left turn into the westbound lanes of 63rd Avenue West. The teenager was riding a motorcycle in the eastbound lanes when the car turned in front of him. Even though the boy tried to slow down, he couldn’t avoid the crashing with the car.
The teenager was pronounced dead by Manatee County EMS, Florida Highway Patrol said. The troopers confirmed that he was wearing a helmet.
The seventy-five-year-old woman didn’t have any injuries.
The agency’s Traffic Homicide Unit is still investigating the Manatee County collision.
Motorcycle accidents tend to be one of the most dangerous ones that often end with fatalities. Due to the design of this vehicle, motorcyclists are not protected (even if they wear a helmet). No matter how small the impact is, when they hit the ground they often end with broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries and soft tissue injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. Consult an attorney about the crash, because you might have to file a lawsuit (in case the other party was responsible).
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