Motorcyclist Seriously Injured on Gandy
St. Petersburg, Florida. An unidentified motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred when another motorist turned directly in front of the path of the 1986 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The accident happened at approximately 2:57 a.m. A 1996 Ford driven by Megan Elizabeth Fields, 23, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was eastbound on Gandy Blvd. and about to turn left onto Frontage Road. As Fields began turning left, the traffic light was either green or turning yellow according to police. As she turned, the motorcycle's front tire struck the Ford's rear right tire, causing the vehicle to spin. The accident threw the unidentified motorcyclist from his vehicle and landed on the pavement several yards west of the crash. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. Fields had passengers, Melissa Minor, 31, and Robert Minor, Jr., 29, of Largo, Florida, in her vehicle at the time of the accident. Melissa and Robert were taken to Bayfront Medical Center with minor injuries. The motorcyclist was also taken to Bayfront Medical Center but with life threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation.
Motorcycle accidents are very frequently the result of another motorist's negligence. Oftentimes, because the motorcycle has a smaller presence on the road, the drivers of other vehicles are looking for cars or trucks as opposed to a smaller vehicle such as a motorcycle. These accidents very frequently involve death or serious personal injuries to the motorcyclist. While motorcycle insurance is available from insurers, there is no requirement in the State of Florida to purchase motorcycle insurance. Further, there is no requirement in the State of Florida that motorcyclists wear helmets. In these accidents, it is often up to the at-fault driver to have insurance to cover the motorcyclist's medical bills and damages such as lost wagess and/or pain and suffering, particularly in the future. As a result, people often misjudge the value of a motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident in the greater Central Florida area, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Davenport, or Polk County, Florida, please contact a personal injury lawyer from Moody Law today to discuss your case. We do home and hospital visits upon request. A consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers is free.