Florida Woman identified after Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The Florida woman who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night has been identified by authorities.
Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that a 22-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of her motorcycle and crashed into the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 on the Buckman Bridge on Tuesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol have identified the woman as Stephanie Brooke Robinson of Fleming Island. Investigators have indicated that Robinson was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The accident was originally reported just before 7:30 .m. and the preliminary investigation and cleanup of the wreckage closed the road for several hours after the accident. Other motorcyclists who knew the victim described her as a loving and joyful person.
The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause and circumstances surrounding the accident.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and, according to 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 motorcyclists who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2014.
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities in motorcycle accidents.
- Motorcycle deaths accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2014.