A 47-year-old man was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash that occurred in Volusia County, Florida. The wreck took place on January 3, when a motorist abruptly turned from Saxon Boulevard to Diane Terrace in Deltona. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the driver behind the car that made the turn applied the brakes forcefully, and got rear-ended by the car behind him. Then, the motorcyclist, Timothy Ervin, crashed into the back of that car.
Ervin, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious head injuries. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition, and had surgery. While recuperating in the intensive care unit, he was said to be in stable condition. Then, his health suddenly deteriorated, and he died.
The site of the collision was east of Interstate 4 and north of Lake Monroe. The identities of the other motorists involved in the crash have not been determined. The Sheriff’s office is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.
Most motorcycle accidents occur in Florida
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Florida has the highest number of motorcycle deaths in the country. Although motorcyclists represent approximately one-fifth, or 19 percent, of motor vehicle deaths in the state, they comprise only about seven percent of licensed motorists. Since the helmet law was repealed in Florida, there have been twice as many motorcycle fatalities.
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