Safety Harbor motorcycle accident ends in fatality

A 24-year-old Florida man is dead after succumbing to injuries he suffered in a Safety Harbor accident on Aug. 8. According to reports, the motorcycle accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on Bayshore Blvd. in Safety Harbor. The 24-year-old was riding a 1993 Kawasaki motorcycle north on Bayshore Blvd., when a 28-year-old man in a 2004 Volkswagen Passat attempted to turn left onto Seventh Street from the northbound lane of Bayshore, according to authorities. The motorcycle ended up hitting the Passat on the rear passenger side, and the 24-year-old was thrown from the bike.

The driver of the Passat was reportedly uninjured in the crash. The 24-year-old was transported by air to an unidentified area hospital for injuries that were deemed life-threatening. The man died three days later on Aug. 11 at 7:27 a.m., according to a statement from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said that the 24-year-old had been wearing a helmet at the time of the Safety Harbor accident. The investigation was still ongoing, and neither speed nor alcohol had been ruled out as factors. Bayshore’s southbound lanes were closed for hours after the crash for the initial investigation.

While the days immediately after a serious or fatal motorcycle accident can be a blur for family members of the victim, it’s also a crucial time in the accident’s investigation. The investigators’ report can be a major benefit to victims or their families when they are deciding whether to pursue legal action against the at-fault party. Attorneys who are experienced in these types of cases can break down the applicable laws and legal options into manageable pieces, helping victims become fully informed.

Source: TBN Weekly, “Motorcyclist dies after crash with car” Aug. 12, 2014

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