May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but it seems like its not starting out so good. There seem to be an awful lot of fatal motorcycle accidents being reported in the news all across the country. Probably because of stuff like this that happened in Florida on May 9th.
It seems a biker was riding southbound on a road near Fort Myers when a women driving a car going northbound decide to make a U-turn. When she pulled through the intersection the front of her car struck the rear of the motorcycle. Witnesses say the women then fled the scene of the accident without stopping. She was apprehended 3 miles down the road when a sheriffs deputy spotted sparks underneath her car and stopped the vehicle to investigate. That’s when he found the motorcycle and rider pinned underneath the car.
The police report states that the rider was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. After being dragged underneath a car for 3 miles, duh? The report also states that the driver was wearing her seat belt and had no injuries. But she was arrested for DUI, DUI Manslaughter, DUI Property Damage, Hit and Run with death, and Careless Driving.
Source: Southwest Florida Online
Posted by Sam Kanish