Speed Causes Critical Injuries In Lady Lake Motorcycle Crash
Many people ride motorcycles for one main reason: the thrill. Motorcycles are meant to go fast, so many riders push these vehicles to their limits. However, speed is dangerous, and when a rider goes too fast, they can get into a serious accident.
This was what happened in Lady Lakes, when a motorcycle rider was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a residential area. The man was ejected after colliding with a vehicle. The motorcycle accident happened on the morning of August 28 at Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.
A man was traveling west on County Road 466 in a Yamaha motorcycle. At the same time, a 72-year-old man from the Village of Springdale was heading east in a Lexus SUV. He was making a turn onto Rolling Acres Road when he collided with the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old man from Weirsdale, was ejected from his motorcycle. He was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. He was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. A passenger in the Lexus, a 93-year-old woman, was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Speeding Motorcycles and Crashes
Speed is a major factor in motorcycle crashes, accounting for roughly one-third of these accidents. Speeding is dangerous, as it increases a rider’s risk of getting injured or killed in a crash. It affects reaction times, making it harder for a motorcycle to slow down to avoid a crash. Plus, excessive speed can lead to loss of control, which can also cause a serious accident.
Speeding motorcycles can be seen as aggressive, especially when riders engage in behaviors such as tailgating, illegal passing, unsafe lane changing, and racing. With a motorcycle, one wrong move can be deadly. Motorcycles lack enclosures, seat belts, roofs, and doors, which are all things that protect occupants of passenger vehicles.
Speed can lead to a variety of injuries. In a crash, a motorcycle rider could suffer from the following:
- Road rash. This may not seem like a serious injury, but a severe skin abrasion can lead to infections and permanent scarring.
- Broken bones. Motorcyclists can suffer broken bones when hitting the ground or another object. The bike can also fall on a rider and cause fractures.
- Traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries and other head trauma is likely to occur if the motorcycle rider is not wearing a helmet.
- Spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis and permanent disability.
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Motorcycle crashes can be deadly, especially when high speeds are involved. Going almost twice the speed limit is a recipe for disaster.
If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Seek compensation from the Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Meldon Law. To schedule a free consultation, call (800) 373-8000 or fill out the online form. We have four offices to serve you: Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and Lake City.