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South Florida Motorcycle Accident on I-595 Injures Four

Four motorcyclists were injured on Sunday when a 2009 KIA hit their bikes. The riders were merging from southbound I-95 onto on westbound I-595 when the Florida motorcycle collision happened. Two of the motorcyclists, Boca Raton resident Patrick Hurley Jr. and Pompano Beach resident Jay Carlson, were thrown from their motorbikes. Carlson sustained serious injuries. Hurley and Hollywood motorcyclists Hermon Blackmon Jr. and Roberta Armstrong suffered minor injuries. All four motorcycle riders were transported to Broward General Medical Center. The driver of the KIA, 34-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident Violeta Boily, also sustained minor injuries. While, per the Governors Highway Safety Association Report, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities (on the rise until reaching a record high in 2008) dropped dramatically last year—Florida had 111 less motorcycle deaths in 2009 than the year before—motorcycle accidents continue to cause serious injuries and deaths. It is important to remember that motorcyclists have as much right to use the road as vehicle drivers and truckers do. If you believe that your motorcycle injuries occurred because another motorist or another party was negligent by engaging in speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, drugged driving, disregarding traffic laws in any other way, recklessness, or carelessness, you may have grounds for filing a Broward County, Florida motorcycle accident lawsuit. Please contact our Miami motorcycle accident law firm to request your free case evaluation. Based on preliminary data for 2009, the GHSA’s Report is projecting that there was no more than 4,762 motorcycle deaths last year. In 2008 there were 5,290 US motorcycle fatalities. May is designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Hopefully, motorcyclists and vehicle drivers will remember to watch out for each other so that the motorcyclist death count will continue to go down. Motorcycle deaths unaccountably plunge after long rise, Washington Post, April 22, 2010 Related Web Resources: Motorcycle Accidents, Justia