A fatal crash, involving a motorcycle and an SUV, happened in the afternoon on Sunday, September 19, 2021 on I-275 at Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County, Florida. The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries and his passenger died in the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the motorcycle driver, a 44-year-old man from Belle Fourche, South Carolina, was traveling toward the south on I-275 in the inside lane along with his passenger, a 49-year-old woman from Fort Myers.
At the time of the accident, a 60-year-old man from Auburndale, who was driving the SUV, was slowing for the traffic, just ahead of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist failed to stop or slow down and crashed into the rear of the SUV. The impact caused the motorcyclist and his passenger to eject onto the road. Both were then taken to a nearby hospital. The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries and the female passenger died later. Neither of them was wearing helmets.
The SUV’s driver and three passengers did not sustain any injuries.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.