In Pembrooke Pines, police have identified the motorcyclist that died after he was struck by a car in a Florida traffic accident. Miami resident Ricardo F. DeCastro died on Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding was rear ended by a Honda Civic driven by Miami Gardens resident Larry Beltran.
Police report that Beltran was following too closely behind DeCastro, which led him to crash into the motorcycle. DeCastro was thrown from the motorcycle and then struck by Beltran, before he was able to stop his car. An investigation is ongoing and no criminal charges have been filed.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, a good Florida motorcycle crash attorney can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party or parties.
2006 Motorcycle Accidents Facts
• About 104,000 motorcycles were involved in traffic crashes.
• The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 4,810 motorcycle deaths.
• These deaths comprised 11% of all traffic deaths that year.
• 88,000 motorcyclists were injured.
Our Florida motorcycle crash law firm has law offices in Miami, Port St. Lucie, and West Palm Beach. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers work with experienced accident reconstructionists and medical experts to prove our clients’ cases so that they can receive the maximum recovery for their injuries and losses.
Motorcyclist killed in Pembroke Pines identified as Miami man, Sun-Sentinel.com, July 24, 2008
Florida State Motorcycle Laws, American Motorcyclist
The Hurt Report
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