Former Officer Dies In Motorcycle Accident On I-75

Former Officer Dies in Motorcycle Accident on I-75

According to a spokesperson says a former Boca Raton police officer who had just retired less than a year ago, died Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 75. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred around 10p.m. while the man was headed southbound on I75 when he lost control of the motorcycle and hit a guardrail. Although the man was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the former officer died at the scene of the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents and Serious Injuries

In the US, there are a great number of people who find motorcycles to be extremely fun and exhilarating. But a combination of speed, road conditions, and a lack of protective equipment can lead to serious injuries. That is why motorcyclists understand the dangers that are present on roadways. Unfortunately, there are many inattentive or inexperienced drivers in South Florida. This along with other factors such as speeding, ignoring traffic safety rules, improper maintenance or defective parts or equipment can cause serious injuries to riders as well as those in other vehicles. Additionally, one of the most underrated causes of motorcycle accidents are road conditions and roadway obstacles. On any given day, riders are met with obstacles and road hazards that creates severe risks. For that reason, it is vital that all riders remain vigilant for road conditions while riding. There are a number of distinctive roadway conditions that can cause  hazardous driving situations for motorcycle riders. Here are some of the most common obstacles, hazards, and road conditions that can cause motorcycle accidents in South Florida:

Defective Roads: Sadly, many of the most commonly used roadways and streets in South Florida are in disrepair or are constantly being worked on. Construction can leave behind debris and roadways that are in disrepair may contain potholes, cracks, or uneven lanes that can cause a motorcyclist to lose their balance. This could be due to a lack of funding from the local municipalities.

Slippery Roads: There are numerous different objects or substances that can create slippery surfaces on roadways and streets. For normal drivers, this may not be much of an issue but for motorcyclists, it can lead to serious accidents as motorcycles are less stable than ordinary motor vehicles. Oftentimes, these conditions are caused by oil spills, prior accidents, construction accidents, or debris left on the roadways from storms.

Foreign Objects: Roadways are often littered with small objects and debris. Small objects on roadways may not be an issue for regular cars but for motorcycles, it can be a lot riskier. Standing Water: Pools of standing water can create several hazards for motorcyclists. A motorcyclist might lose control of the vehicle by virtue of hydroplaning on the road or a hidden pothole might be covered by the standing water which might cause the rider to lose control of the motorcycle as well.

Uneven Roadways and Surfaces: Cities sometimes utilize machinery to renew or remove old pavement before refinishing a roadway or repairing it. When this is done, it oftentimes leaves uneven roadways or surfaces while the city works on repairing the road. This creates a seriously dangerous road condition that can cause motorcycle accidents.

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Knowing the next steps to take after you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident is key to protecting your legal rights and safeguarding your right to compensation. If you’re the victim of a motorcycle crash, the motorcycle crash attorneys at Suarez & Montero Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can help! We understand that motorcycle accidents can have a huge impact on you and your family. At the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero, you are never just another file or claim to us—you are part of our family and your well-being are just as important to us as if you were our own family. At Suarez & Montero, our injury lawyers have a proven track record of success when it comes to representing motorcycle accident victims involved in all types of motorcycle crashes. Our injury lawyers work with investigators, witnesses, and experts to obtain all of the essential details of any accident to help put you in the best possible position to obtain compensation for your injury and damages. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

We help clients throughout South Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

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