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Motorcyclist, 23, Struck and Killed by Car


motorcycle parked on side of highway

According to the Miami Patch, a man is dead following a motorcycle crash with another vehicle in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday night.

Details of Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Darius Leroy Roberts, 23, was traveling on State Road 989 near Old Cutler Road when the fatal crash occurred. Roberts was struck by a car attempting a left turn onto Old Cutler Road.

The Miami Patch reports that the black Ford Focus struck the front of Roberts’ motorcycle, tossing him from the motorcycle and onto the car’s windshield. Roberts was transported to Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital where he would succumb to his injuries.

Beverly April, 52, the driver of the car, sustained an unknown injury in the fatal accident. Two minors and a 23-year-old woman also inside the car were uninjured.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

  • 4,295 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014.
  • Helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.
    • Only 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate helmet use by all riders.
  • Per mile traveled in 2014, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 27 times the number in cars.

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