A 26-year old man was riding his motorcycle on North Florida A1A after leaving a Ponte Vedra Beach McDonald’s when he turned into the path of an SUV driven by a 22-year-old female, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said. The motorcyclist had to be airlifted to Shands due to his injuries. According to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office , he remains in serious condition but is stable.
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Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Deaths are on the Rise
Preventing serious injuries and deaths from motorcycle crashes is a major and growing public health concern. According to the CDC, motorcycle crashes killed 4,502 people in 2010. In addition, motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 55% since 2000. The good news is that riders’”and their passengers’”can protect themselves by wearing helmets. Helmets are estimated to prevent 37 percent of crash deaths among motorcycle riders and 41 percent of crash deaths for motorcycle passengers. See the CDC website for more information regarding motorcycle safety.
What Do You Do If You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcyle accident, then call the North Florida personal injury law firm of Edwards & Ragatz for a free consultation at 904-399-1609 or fill out the contact us form on our website. You can also download our FREE Glovebox Brochure to keep on hand. Accidents are scary and it is hard to remember what to do after you are in one. This guide gives step-by-step instructions on what to do if you are in a car, truck or motorcyle accident.