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SW Florida Drivers Watch For Motorcycles When Turning Left!

As lawyers helping people hurt by motorcycle accidents over the past 20 years we have seen one pattern emerge with motorcycle crashes time and time again - left turn accidents.

Left turn motorcycle accidents are a far too common type of crash, the outcome is usually that the motorcyclist is either seriously injured, or dies as a result of these kinds of accidents, and they happen all the time, even in our own neighborhood as the accident report below from the FHP shows.

Motorcyclist From Ft Myers Florida In Critical Condition After Being Hit By An SUV Sunday evening.



The accident happened as a 23-year old man from Ft Myers was riding a motorcycle west on Bayshore Road, approaching the intersection with Nalle Road.

As the motorcycle was approaching, a 67-year-old man from North Fort Myers was in the left turn lane of east Bayshore road at the intersection with Nalle road during a flashing yellow traffic signal.

When the motorcycle approached the intersection, the driver of the SUV failed to see them, and attempted to make a left turn across Bayshore onto Nalle, and drove directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

The motorcyclist had no time to react and crashed head-on into the side of the SUV.

After the collision both the motorcycle and SUV came to a stop in the area of the crash. First responders transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital in critical condition.

So drivers in southwest Florida, we implore you to be more careful, and ALWAYS check twice for motorcycles, especially when making a left turn across traffic!

If you, or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident please contact us for a free attorney consultation today.

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