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Hit And Run Crash On Riverside Drive In Punta Gorda Highlights The Dangers to Motorcyclists

Many roads in Charlotte County have seen an increase in traffic over the last 30 years we have been representing clients. Driving a motorcycle has become more dangerous with the increase in traffic on hazardous roads like veterans boulevard, and Tamiami Trail.

Motorcycles do not provide as much protection as a car and there is no cabin, roof, airbags or seatbelts to protect the driver. When a motorcycle suddenly stops the laws of motion continue to propel the rider at the speed they were traveling. If the rider does not collide with an object, they are likely to be ejected from the bike and fly through the air before landing often suffering serious injuries on impact.

Unfortunately, a recent crash on Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda highlights such dangers to motorcyclists, which include, hit-and-run drivers.

Motorcyclist From Punta Gorda In Serious COndition After Being Hit On Riverside Drive Near Glenholm Avenue

Charlotte County - Florida Highway Patrol has announced that one motorcycle driver has been seriously injured after an accident Monday Afternoon On Riverside Drive And Glenholm Avenue.

According to the report by FHP, the serious crash began as a Toyota Camry driven by an 87-year-old male from Punta Gorda, Florida was traveling east on Riverside Drive, approaching Glenholm Avenue.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 61-year-old man from Punta Gorda, Florida was traveling west on Riverside Drive, approaching Glenholm Avenue.

At 5:44 P.M. The Toyota Camry made a left turn in front of the approaching motorcycle causing the front left of the Toyota Camry to collide with the motorcycle.

The 61-year-old man on the motorcycle was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.

After the collision, the driver of the Toyota Camry fled the scene.

The Toyota Camry and the 87-year-old man driving the car were later located. The Camry driver was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and booked into the Charlotte County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you our someone you know has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, or other types of serious auto accident you are likely entitled to financial compensation. Contact the experienced auto accident attorneys at All Injuries Law Firm today for your free case review.

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