Accidents happen everywhere, everyday. No matter where you live, or what you are doing, things can turn for the worse in an instant. Ok, depressing thought, but true. If you are driving a motorcycle, the smallest oversight can lead to an accident. If you are a passenger on one, it can come as quiet the surprise.
On a Saturday afternoon in late November, a 17-year-old Florida girl, named Alyssa N. Lyon, was thrown from a bike driven by Mr. James M. Cantrell. While heading north on Antioch Road, the 2001 Honda motorcycle crossed over into the southbound lane, hit the shoulder, and caused Cantrell to lose control of the vehicle. Both he and Ms. Lyon were ejected from the motorcycle onto the shoulder of the road.
Ms. Lyon was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Thankfully, both the motorcyclist and the passenger were wearing helmets, and that small detail certainly helped to prevent the Florida motorcycling accident from being more tragic. While neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the accident, Mr. Cantrell was still charged with careless driving.
While there are many things that may distract motorcyclists, especially in the beautiful emerald coast of Florida, it is important for all Florida motorcyclists to remain vigilant in staying focused on safe driving practices. It only takes a moment for a fun joy ride to turn deadly—so be safe at all times, day or night.
No matter what type(s) of motorcycle you drive or where in Florida you are at the time of an accident, it is important to know where to turn. If you or a loved one is injured in a Florida motorcycling accident, our experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorneys can help you get compensation for your injuries or losses so you can move forward with your life. We have motorcycle attorneys available to help in any Florida city including Pensacola, Orlando motorcycle lawyers, Destin or Tampa. Call us at 1-800-BIKERS today.
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