A young man was killed in a Tampa motorcycle accident this weekend after a car turned in front of him. This accident should serve as a reminder to all drivers to watch out for motorcycles. If there is a motorcycle in the area, give added attention because a collision with a motorcycle can result in significantly worse injuries than an accident with another vehicle.
According to Bay News 9, Kristopher Graham, 20, of Tampa was traveling south on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. in the median lane, ahead of another motorcycle driven by Antoine Jones of Tampa. A driver of a Toyota Camry was headed north and attempting to turn left into University Plaza when she crossed into the path of Mr. Graham without warning. Mr. Graham’s motorcycle struck the passenger side of Camry and Mr. Jones then collided with Mr. Graham’s motorcycle. Mr. Graham died at the scene and Mr. Jones suffered road burns to his arms and legs and was transported to Florida Hospital Tampa.
This accident not only reminds us of the importance of watching out for motorcycles, but also highlights the dangers of turning left. Before making a left turn in front of traffic, make sure that there is more than enough space. Waiting a few extra minutes is far better than risking your life and the safety of other vehicles.
Drive and ride safely and watch out for those who don’t. A few seconds could save a life.
Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes represents those injured in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His Clearwater law firm – Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.