Florida Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

One man was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened in Florida.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

The Sarasota Patch is reporting that the Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened early on Friday morning along Main Street and Orange Avenue.

The Sarasota police department has stated that a motorcycle was heading east on Main Street at about 1:46 a.m. when the driver failed to maneuver a roundabout at Orange and Main. The driver of the motorcycle hit the roundabout and was ejected from the bike.

The motorcyclist, who has yet to be identified, died as a result of the accident, according to Sarasota police. Police currently believe that speed was a factor in the accident, but are unsure if drugs or alcohol were involved. No other information is available at this time, but an investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle accident fatalities.
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