Charged for DUI after Motorcycle Accident

We have all seen the bumper stickers that boldly ask drivers to “start seeing motorcycles.” The warnings may be displayed on bumper stickers with cartoon cyclists and bubbly fonts, but the light-hearted display is not something that should be taken lightly.
When a motorcycle is struck by another car in even the smallest way, it can cause serious injury or even death to the rider. A motorcycle accident occurred in Florida this week that claimed the life of one of its residents.
The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, late in the afternoon of Oct. 11, 2011. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old boy was riding his motorcycle on Boggy Creek Road in Kissimmee, Florida. He was heading in the southbound direction near Borinquen Drive. At approximately 5:00 p.m. a Volkswagen Passat struck the young rider’s motorcycle on the side of the vehicle.
The collision with the vehicle caused serious injuries to the motorcycle rider from Virginia Beach and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene. The medical responders transported the young man to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but it was too late. The rider’s injuries were too severe to recover from and the rider was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
The driver of the Passat reportedly left the scene of the accident without injury after being charged for DUI. Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigated the accident, but it is unclear whether something caused the Passat to swerve into the motorcycle or whether the driver simply did not see the smaller vehicle along side him.

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