WEAR Channel 3 reports that a good Samaritan was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while assisting a motorcyclist who had just lost control of his bike. The Florida Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 3:25 a.m. Sunday near Port Orange. Sgt. Kim Montes said the 23-year-old motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and onto the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 1. Subsequently, a 33-year-old female from New Smyrna Beach stopped to help. Montes said that while the female was kneeling over the victim, both were struck by a car driven by a 52-year-old male of Daytona Beach. A second car driven by a 39-year-old female from Port Orange struck the motorcyclist. Both were declared dead at the scene. The motorcyclist’s name hasn’t been released, pending notification of family. An investigation continues.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died in this horrific accident
Did you know that while some travel occurs off the roadway system, there are many instances in which pedestrians share space with motor vehicles, crossing roads or traveling on or alongside them. In so doing, they are exposed to the possibility of injuries. Roads have been designed primarily to accommodate motor vehicle travel, and in some cases have design features that endanger pedestrians. Collisions with motor vehicles can have serious consequences. A study based on California data found pedestrians have the highest injury vulnerability of all road users, more than twice that of bicyclists. Pedestrian injuries are a worldwide problem, resulting in nearly three-quarters of a million deaths per year. Globally, pedestrian deaths comprise 22 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths, In the United States, pedestrian deaths rose between 2010 and 2012, and these increases stand out because other motor vehicle deaths decreased in 2010 and 2011, and increased much less than pedestrian deaths in 2012.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another, contact us at Brannon and Brannon for a free consultation. It is so important for injury victims to seek legal advice from experienced attorneys. (850)659-2252