A 52-year-old Orlando man was killed while out riding his motorcycle nearby the intersection of General Drive and Taft Vineland Road on the evening of May 19.
Calls started flooding into police dispatch just after 5:50 p.m. that fateful evening. Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) arrived at the crash scene soon after that.
Witnesses reported having seen a motorist driving their 2008 Honda westbound along Taft Vineyard Road in the direction of General Drive in Orange County in the moments before the crash occurred. The motorcyclist had been seen driving in the opposite direction around that same time.
It was as the two neared each other that the Honda's driver left his lane and traveled into the motorbike operator's path. The impact of the head-on crash caused the motorcyclist's bike to catch on fire. By the time the blaze was put out and paramedics attempted to render aid, he had passed away.
As for the Honda's driver, he suffered only minor injuries in the crash. He was transported from the scene to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A spokesperson with the FHP notes that it's possible that they will file charges against the 26-year-old Honda driver once their investigation into the cause of the crash has concluded.
It doesn't matter whether an individual attempts to commute to work on their motorcycle or if they're simply taking it out for a spin during a leisurely weekend. The dangers that motorcyclists face exist all the time.
Individuals who have been hurt while out riding their motorcycle owe it to themselves to take action against negligent motorists. An aggressive attorney can help you recover fair and just compensation in your case.