Florida (FL) state troopers said the motorcyclist, 19, of Virginia Beach, VA was heading east on the southbound lanes of Boggy Creek Road at Borinquen Drive in Osceola County on October 11, 2011, when he was hit side on by a Volkswagen Passat driven by a 61-year-old, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
He was thrown off his motorcycle and was pronounced dead later at Orlando Regional Medical Center. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and it is not clear if charges will be brought.
As experienced Virginia Beach-based accident injury attorneys our thoughts are with the family of this young man.
We see far too many young motorcyclists who are killed on the roads. In 2009, we reported on how a young sailor with his whole life ahead of him, was killed on his motorcycle in Norfolk, VA.
See this motorcycling safety video.
Although excessive speed can be a factor in the death of motorcyclists, often the fault lies with other drivers who fail to notice them. In 2010 we reported on a case in Hampton, VA in which an elderly driver cut into the path of a motorcyclist, who had the right of way. The motorcyclist was killed in this accident.
Passengers on motorcycles can also be vulnerable. In May, 2011, we reported on how a passenger died when his motorcycle was sideswiped by a truck in Chesapeake, VA.
If you are a motorcyclist who has been hit by a car or a truck you may have a case for a lawsuit. In 2008 our clients - a husband and wife who suffered severe injuries when they were knocked off their motorcycle received just over $1.5 million in a settlement.