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Passing vehicle strikes trailer, motorcycle in fatal wreck

A motorcyclist was killed in a bizarre accident in Fort Meade, Florida recently. Two vehicles were traveling westbound on CR 630. One had a trailer, while the other vehicle was simply behind the first vehicle. The second vehicle wanted to past the vehicle with the trailer, so the driver entered the oncoming lane to do so. But as the driver did this, a motorcycle traveling eastbound approached.

The driver of the passing vehicle tried to get back into the westbound lane, but he struck the trailer in his attempt to get back. This forced him back into the eastbound lane and led to a head-on collision with the motorcyclist, who was killed in the crash. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that tried to make the pass were injured. The people in the vehicle with the trailer were not injured in the crash.

The motorcyclists was wearing a helmet, but the force of the collision was simply too great for him to survive. Motorcyclists are at serious risk of catastrophic of fatal injury out on the road. Many drivers of other vehicles aren't looking for these motorcyclists too. This is a bad combination, and it is one that will hopefully change in the near future, through either a change in perception by society or through the implementation of self-driving cars.

But until that day comes, motorcyclists will still suffer terrible injuries in accidents. To all drivers out there: please watch out for motorcyclists on the road. And for motorcyclists: consult with an attorney in the wake of an accident.

Source: The Daily Ridge, "Motorcyclist Killed In 3 Vehicle Crash In Ft. Meade Wednesday Morning," March 1, 2015

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