Suspected DUI Left-Turn Motorcycle Accident Kills Motorcyclist April 24th in Clearwater

A 29-year-old man was tragically killed when a vehicle turned left in front of his path on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, CBS 10 Tampa Bay reported. The fatal accident was reported at 11:22 PM on April 24th, on the Courtney Campbell Causeway near Bayshore Boulevard. According to the news report, a 57-year-old man was heading west on Courtney Campbell Causeway when he turned left into the path of a motorcycle driven by a 29-year-old man. Cones had been placed to prevent motorists from making left turns at the point in the causeway, Clearwater Police Department officers reported. 

The motorist reportedly admitted to smoking crack cocaine early in the day. He also had a surgical procedure earlier in the day, after which he received narcotics. and had left the medical facility against medical advice. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Clearwater Police Department. Our thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of the victims of this crash. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is heartbreaking, and the effects of a loss are far-reaching. 

Liability for DUI Accidents in Florida 

Left-turn accidents involving motorcyclists are often deadly. They can be caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, or drivers simply not paying attention. If news reports of this crash are accurate, the driver of the vehicle is likely responsible for this fatal crash. Unfortunately, devastating fatal motorcycle accidents such as this April 24th crash occur far too often. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law in Florida. 

When drivers operate while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may face criminal charges for their actions, as well as face civil liability for driving under the influence. After a fatal accident, criminal charges will punish an at fault driver for their actions, but will not compensate the victim’s family for any of the far-reaching financial effects of their loss, including funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings, and loss of love, care, and companionship. 

Contact the Coleman Law Group After an Accident 

If a loved one was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may have the right to seek legal compensation for your loss. The Coleman Law Group offers a free consultation to discuss your rights after an accident in Florida. Do not accept a settlement offer for a personal injury or wrongful death insurance claim in Florida without first talking to a lawyer. You may be entitled to far more consultation than is initially offered. To speak with a Clearwater car accident lawyer about your potential case, contact us at (877) 822-9292. Your initial consultation is free and 100% confidential. We will answer your questions, explain your legal options, and offer an experienced-based opinion of the potential value of your claim.  If we represent you in your Florida personal injury or wrongful death claim, we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover money for you. In other words, we are only paid if we recover money for you.