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Shannon Weidemann

Tampa Motorcycle Accident Kills Two

Two people out for an evening ride on a motorcycle in Tampa got into a fatal accident with a minivan on Monday. The motorcycle accident happened on Morris Bridge Road. The motorcycle drove into the minivan. The Harley Davidson collided with the van, killing two on the bike, and leaving the mother driving the minivan in critical condition.There were three other people in the minivan, a man…

Chrissie Cole

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident with Car

A motorcycle accident involving a car Saturday night, claimed the life of a 38-year-old motorcyclist, at the intersection of County Road 42 and State Road 44, according to Florida Highway Patrol.The man, of Sorrento, was killed when his motorcycle fell and skid into a Ford Bronco, reports FHP. The passenger, a 39-year-old woman, was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she was…

Shannon Weidemann

Lake County Motorcycle Accident Kills Man

A motorcyclist from Sorrento was killed in Lake County on Saturday in a motorcycle accident. The driver of a Ford Bronco made a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle lost control and slid into the Bronco. A 38-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Saturday in a crash with a car at the intersection of County Road 42 and State Road 44, according to the Florida…

Shannon Weidemann

Motorcycle Accidents Increase in Tampa

Motorcyle accidents are on the rise in Tampa due to higher gas prices and more people riding motorcycles to save money. Florida repealed the mandatory helmut law seven years ago and there have been more fatalities related to motorcycle accidents as well. Motorcycle crashes are up all across the state especially in Hillsborough County. Authorities say more people are riding. “We see a great…

Bob Carroll

Should Motorcyclists Attend Safety Classes?

A motorcycle rider has posted some sobering facts about injuries and deaths on the highways. His suggestion of a motorcycle safety class is a good one. But, I would enlarge that to include safety classes for all motorists. In the latter classes, by the way, motorists should be reminded that, in fact, bicycles and motorcycles are legally sharing the road – they are not trespassers who can be…

Bob Carroll

Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Deaths By 40%

The World Health Organization has a message for those who are still not using motorcycle helmets.Increasing Helmet Use Promoted As An Effective Method Of Reducing Road Injuries And DeathsEach year about 1.2 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes, and millions more are injured or disabled. Most of the deaths are preventable.Head injuries are the main cause of death and disability…

Bob Carroll

A Trauma Surgeon's View Of Motorcycles

Pay a visit to this article posted at Where’s The Outrage before you jump on your motorcycle. In the full article the trauma surgeon author includes some specific medical case stories and a helpful list of steps to take to reduce the risk of serious injury or death.Don’t Underestimate the dangers of MotorcyclesOver the last couple of weeks there’s been a lot of discussion about motorcycles and…

Bob Carroll

Special Message To Unhelmeted Motorcyclists

You are mounting your chrome-plated Harley-Davidson. Soon the wind will be sweeping through your hair. Boy, are you foolhardy! MSNBC carries this story: Fla. cycle deaths rose since helmet law repealed’Unhelmeted’ fatalities in soared from 22 to 250, newspaper reportsMotorcycle fatalities involving riders without helmets have soared in the nearly six years since Gov. Jeb Bush repealed the…

Bob Carroll

Terry Bradshaw Was Right About Riding The Motorcycle, Ben

If you are Ben Roethlisberger, who quarterbacked the Steelers to a Super Bowl win, you might like to ride a motorcycle. You might even like to ride it without a helmet. But, the man who quarterbacked the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins, Terry Bradshaw, said Ben should wait until he retires. After a motorcycle crash this week that took Ben to surgery, Terry is looking pretty smart. Why does…

Bob Carroll

"Managerial Decision" Kills Employee

Sometimes judges get tangled up in abstractions when the simple facts and proper path is clear. If I handed a gun to a 6 year old and said “Go out and play,” isn’t that a clear violation of a state law as well as very negligent? Or, is that just a parental decision? A Florida appellate court has ruled it is just a business owner’s managerial decision to order an employee to drive a motorcycle…