A motorcycle apparently went out of control and crashed in a wooded area along U.S. 1 in Bunnell in North Florida, killing the driver, the Florida Highway Patrol reported, according to WinkNews.com.
There were no known witnesses to the motorcycle crash, which officials believe happened sometime on Saturday evening. The body was not discovered until Sunday morning, when the wreckage of the motorcycle was found. Troopers say it looks as if the bike overturned several times and then landed along the northbound lanes of U.S. 1. They are still investigating and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
While motorcycles make up only two percent of the vehicles on U.S. highways, they account for eight percent of the fatalities. In 2010, 383 motorcyclists died in Florida and an additional 6,686 were injured.
When a motorcycle driver dies or is injured in an accident that was caused by another driver, the injured person or surviving family members can often claim compensation from the driver who was at fault. If you have been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident or a family member has been killed in one and you want to find out if you have a claim, call personal injury lawyer Jim Dodson.