A left turn causes a fatal motorcycle accident in Seminole last night. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 29-year-old Redington Shores man was killed Tuesday night after a car turned in front of his motorcycle. According to the report, the driver of a 2005 Nissan Quest was traveling west on Park Boulevard while the motorcyclist and his passenger, Jordan Kaley Marcum, heading eastbound. The driver of the Nissan turned left at Park Boulevard’s intersection with 128th Street N into the path of the motorcycle, troopers said. The motorcyclist and Ms. Marcum were ejected upon impact. Sadly, the motorcyclist died at the scene and Ms. Marcum is listed in serious condition at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
This motorcycle accident in Seminole is yet the latest example of the dangers of left turns at intersections. These car accidents are not only caused by those turning left. Right now, I have a client at Bayfront Hospital with a fractured hip and elbow because someone ran a red light as she was properly turning left on a green arrow. Also, my car accident which resulted in a broken hip at the age of 16 was caused by a woman running a red light as I was turning left on a green light.
My thoughts and prayers go out this this motorcyclist’s family and friends as well as to Ms, Marcum. Hopefully, reporting on this tragic accident will cause at least one driver to pay better attention as they make left turns in front of oncoming traffic as well as drivers approaching intersections on yellow (or red) lights to watch out for turning vehicles.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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