A 17-year-old Springstead student lost his life Tuesday morning after a motorcycle crash.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Mariner and Northcliffe Boulevard in Spring Hill.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the teen was riding his motorcycle Tuesday morning when he failed to stop for a red light at this intersection. He then reportedly collided with a driver with a green left turn arrow.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. In 2016, 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in the U.S. Another 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. With that said, motorcycles are much riskier than cars. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than drivers and passengers in cars.
Our Hernando County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton won’t sugar coat it – riding a motorcycle is dangerous, there’s no hiding that. You only have your helmet, gloves, gear, and defensive driving skills to truly protect you. In the event of a collision, that’s not enough to keep you from being injured, or worse, killed.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include the following:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding