Not obeying the rules of the road contributed to two crashes this week in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol said that on Monday two separate crashes left a motorcyclist and a motorist with serious injuries.
A motoryclist made an illegal left turn in front of another vehicle. Nicholas Frankovich, 73, of Palm Coast, was in the first crash. Frankovich, who was riding a motorcycle, was seriously injured when he made an illegal left turn at State Road 100 and Airport Road, cutting into the path of a vehicle. Troopers said that only a right turn can be made at this junction.
Rebecca Showalter, 36, of Palm Coast, was driving her vehicle eastbound on S.R. 100, when Frankovich turned in front of her. She was unable to miss Frankovich and hit the left side of his motorcycle.
Frankovich, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured. If he had been wearing a helmet, his injuries would most undoubtedly been less severe. He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, according to troopers. Showalter was not injured in the crash.
Another injury accident occured because of a driver not following the rules of the road.
Adrian Tasky, 35, of Palm Coast, was injured in the second wreck and suffered severe injuries when his car collided with a van driven by Anne Nerissa, 23, of Palm Coast.
Florida State Troopers said Nerissa was eastbound on Matanzas Woods Parkway when she crossed into the westbound lanes. Tasky attempted to miss hitting Nerissa by swerving across the eastbound lanes and onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on-collision. Unfortunately, Nerissa swerved back eastbound and stuck Tasky's car, said the troopers.
According to troopers, Nerissa suffered only minor injuries, whereas Tasky was seriously injured and taken first to Florida Hospital Flagler, and then transferred to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured in a accident, it is advisable to seek legal counsel from a competent motorcycle accident lawyer with the experience needed to pursue the best possible solution available in your situation.