What You Didn’t Know About Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

It is no wonder why motorcyclists flock to the Sunshine State: with nearly 2,000 miles of palm trees, beaches, and shoreline with views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico—Florida’s picturesque scenery just can’t be beat. Daytona, in particular, has one of the best motorcycle routes in the country: the Daytona Loop.

All too often, however, bikers who travel on this flat, twisty road find themselves in multi-vehicle collisions. These types of crashes happen so frequently that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study on a variety of different aspects regarding them.

Surprising Facts About Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes

Although you may think you know all you need to know about these accidents, you probably don’t. Here are some of the most startling findings of this study:

  • In nearly three-quarters of the crashes studied, the motorcycle was the striking vehicle.
  • Nearly one-fourth of the bikers killed in the crashes had invalid drivers’ licenses at the time of the collisions. 
  • Of the motorcyclists who were killed, 27 percent were recorded as speeding at the time of the accident.
  • More than 90 percent of the accidents occurred on non-interstate roadways, in both rural and urban areas.
  • Almost three-quarters of the crashes took place from May to October.
  • Nearly 6 out of 10 crashes occurred on urban roadways.
  • Of the motorcycle operators killed in the crashes observed, 97 percent were male and 3 percent were female.

We Are Here When Tragedy Strikes

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident on I-95, 201, or any other road in Daytona, you’ll need the help of an experienced lawyer. The insurance company won’t fight for your rights—but we will. Call the legal team of Johnson and Gilbert today or connect with us through our website to find out how we can help.

If you know someone who rides a motorcycle, we encourage you to share this information with him!