MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Authorities say a motorcycle accident in Manatee County last week left two people dead.
WWSB reports the victims were a man and a woman riding in the area of U.S. 41 and U.S. 19 in Palmetto Thursday night.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver, a 42-year-old man, was going south on U.S. 41 when he was unable to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went off the road and into a treeline, and both people were thrown from the bike.
The driver and his passenger, a 48-year-old woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.
In Florida each year, 500 motorcycle drivers and 40 motorcycle passengers are killed on the road. If you are a motorcyclist who has suffered serious injuries, or are a concerned loved one of someone who has been in a crash, a Manatee County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Kemp, Ruge and Green can explain your legal options and help you pursue compensation. We are well-trained to deal with the insurance companies, the other driver, the authorities and other parties involved in your crash. Call us today at 727-847-4878 or respond in our online chat to request your free consultation.