Earlier today, a motorcyclist ran into a city of Delray Beach utility truck on Linton Boulevard near August Circle. Police say the cyclist is in critical condition after the collision sent him flying. The name of the injured cyclist has not been released, but he was wearing a helmet and is being treated for injuries at Delray Medical Center.
Police say they are investigating how the motorcycle accident occurred.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 76,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in 2004. Another 4,008 motorcyclists died on the road, which represents an 8% increase over 2003 statistics. A serious accident can have life-changing results for those involved, including head injuries, broken bones, and even death.
Motorcyclist in intensive care after crash in Delray Beach, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 29, 2009
Traffic Safety Facts, 2004 Data (PDF)
Our South Florida personal injury lawyers can assist if you or a loved one has been injured on the road.