It is a police-escorted ride benefiting the Clay County Unit's trip to Washington D.C. They will be headed to the capital for Police Memorial Week May 13th through the 15th. Once there, Deputy Ben Zirbel’s name will be unveiled on The National Memorial Wall. The event is happening at Adamec Harley-Davidson starting at 8:30 am on the 23rd of March. This is only one activity, but there are loads of others to attend as well.
Riding A Motorcycle Can Prove To Be Dangerous
Motorcycles don't have all of the protective equipment that traditional cars, trucks, and SUVs have. For instance, most of the machine's do not come equipped with seat belts or airbags. Also, the vehicles don't feature a roof or doors. Plus, they are smaller than other automobiles, which means they are harder to see. When crashes occur, the results can be devastating. Don't just take this writer's word for it though, look at some of the recent headlines from our area.
• The Orlando Sentinel – Man Fatally Crashes Motorcycle On I-95 In Brevard, Troopers Say
• The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Florida Motorcyclist Dies After Falling 100 Feet Off Interstate Overpass In Hit-And-Run
• The Florida Times-Union – Motorcycle Trooper Seriously Injured In Jacksonville Crash
• USA Patch – Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On Central Avenue
Helmets, vests, and other protective equipment can only do so much. That is why brain injuries, broken bones, and fatalities are so common in this type of crash. In fact, research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute shows that a total of 5,172 motorcyclists died in wrecks in 2017 alone. That number accounts for 14-percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths for the year.
Did The Negligence Or Recklessness Of Another Cause The Accident?
Family members often experience financial hardships if the rider is the primary breadwinner for the group. If the person escapes the event with his or her life intact, the recovery process can become quite costly. Meanwhile, should loss of life become part of the equation, the family has to come up with funds to pay medical and funeral expenses. Thankfully, it may be possible for them to recover compensation from the other party involved in the crash, especially if it can be proven that they acted negligently or recklessly.
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