The Florida Highway Patrol says that a motorcyclist’s arm was severed on Monday evening when he hit a cable barrier and lost control of his motorcycle on I-75 in Charlotte County, Tampa Bay Online reported.
Troopers say that the 35-year-old Bonita Springs man was traveling north on I-75 at 6:15 p.m. The driver of a pickup truck in front of him applied brakes because of slow traffic ahead, and the motorcycle veered to the left onto a median to avoid hitting the truck. It then hit the cable barrier and flipped over, severing the rider’s right arm.
According to an article in The Naples Daily News, both the pickup truck driver and the motorcyclist had been exceeding the 70-mph speed limit and making frequent lane changes before the crash occurred. FHP is investigating.
In 2010, 6,686 were injured and another 383 died in Florida motorcycle crashes. Injuries are often severe, as in the accident reported here.
A person injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s poor driving can often claim compensation for injuries from the accident. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident and want to know if you have a claim, contact personal injury lawyer Jim Dodson to get answers to all your questions.
Florida no-fault insurance does not apply to motorcycle accidents, so it is important to have a highly skilled and experienced accident injury lawyer on your side when filing a claim against the driver who caused the accident.