Moped Rider Loses Life in Ocala Accident
We have discussed in prior posts about motorcycle riders and their increased risk of injury during an accident. The motorcycle safety campaign that asks drivers to “start seeing” the two-wheeled vehicles is based on the large number of accidents caused by a car driver’s failure to look out for motorcyclists.
Motorcycles are not the only two-wheeled vehicles that are involved in serious accidents caused by a driver’s failure to notice the smaller motorized vehicle. Mopeds are another kind of small vehicle that often goes unnoticed by other drivers. A 70-year-old man was killed this week in Ocala when a pickup driver failed to see him approaching.
According to the Ocala police, the driver of a Chevy pickup turned out of a liquor store parking lot at the same time that the moped driver was approaching the exit to the parking lot just off of Silver Springs Boulevard. The pickup truck struck the moped causing the scooter’s rider to become ejected from the vehicle.
The Ocala police said that although the driver of the pickup was exiting a liquor store parking lot, they did not suspect that alcohol was in any way involved in the crash. The moped fatality was the fourth traffic-related death in the Marion County area in the past week. There have been 59 people killed in accidents in the county this year alone.
When a family member is killed in a traffic accident, there is no amount of money that can take away the loss of a loved one. However, many families seek compensation for their losses as a way of helping to prevent others from suffering in the same way. Contact the Jackson Heights Injury Law Firm for more information.