Motocross Track Collision Tragically Claims Life of Eleven-Year-Old
An eleven-year-old was killed in a collision at a motocross track in Dade City outside of Tampa earlier this week. According to a report regarding the accident from the Miami Herald, the child was riding on his motorbike, went over a jump, lost control of the bike, crashed and then fell off the bike. When the child eventually got up and picked up his bike after his fall, another rider came over the same jump and hit the boy. Medics on the scene immediately began to render assistance to the injured child but, after they realized how severe his injuries were, they called Pasco County Fire Rescue and the injured child ultimately was airlifted to a Tampa hospital. He ultimately died of his injuries later that day.
Motocross and the Dangers It Can Pose
Participating in motocross racing, or riding in or driving a dirt bike or an all-terrain vehicle can be a tremendous adrenaline rush but can also be extremely dangerous. If done safely and properly, driving these types of vehicles can be great fun. Unfortunately, many people engage in reckless behavior they would not ordinarily engage in by driving at breakneck speeds or taking sharp turns without braking. This can lead to issues for other drivers in the vicinity, which is exactly what occurred in this recent tragic instance.
The dangers associated with these types of vehicles/activities is increased because of the fact that many teenagers and younger children who do not possess a driver’s license may drive them as well.
The Tragic Consequences of Motocross or ATV Accidents
Dirt bikes, all-terrain, and similar vehicles are built to be driven on rugged terrain-thus their names. However, the courses and roads they are driven on are often rugged and they are often driven at high speeds and in an aggressive manner. As a result, injuries suffered while riding these vehicles can be serious. Death is not uncommon if things take a particularly unfortunate turn, as seen in the recent Dade City incident.
Contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley
At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A., our experienced personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience representing victims of motor vehicle and truck accidents or motocross and/or ATV accidents like the recent motocross track collision that killed a child in Dade City. Therefore, if you have been involved in an accident involving a dirt bike, motocross racing, or an all-terrain vehicle in Florida, and have been injured by someone’s else negligent or reckless behavior, please call us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced accident and personal injury lawyers at (877) 694-6079 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.