One of the biggest risks for motorcyclists is navigating through intersections. All drivers of motor vehicles travelling through an intersection are obligated to obey traffic signals, and along with that comes the duty to keep a proper lookout for others in the roadway. However, many drivers fail to pay attention to motorcyclists, and when this happens, the results can be deadly.
On Sunday, a Spring Hill motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Chevy Camaro.
According to reports, a 2011 Chevy Camaro, driven by 50-year-old woman was stopped facing south on St. Ives Boulevard at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 574.
The man attempted to cross Spring Hill Drive before he collided with the Camaro.
The man was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
As mentioned before, the law requires that every driver obey traffic signals. Florida law mandates that all drivers exercise proper care when behind the wheel, which means exercising reasonable care even if they have the right-of-way when they are entering an intersection.
One of the biggest risks facing motorcyclists at intersections is a driver coming from the opposite direction trying to make a left hand turn in front of the motorcyclist. These drivers often try to argue that that the motorcyclist must have been speeding and appeared out of nowhere. The reality is that many of these drivers are simply not paying attention before they execute a turn, and the collision is their fault.
A motorcyclist who is injured or killed in an intersection accident that is someone else’s fault has rights under Florida law. A Hernando County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can offer you a no obligation, free consultation regarding your potential case. Contact us online or call us anytime of day at 352-666-2121 or toll-free at 866-608-5529.