MIAMI, FL—An 18-year-old Miami girl was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on the back of collided with a car on the Florida Turnpike on the night of September 14. According to information provided by NBC Miami, the fatal motorcycle wreck, which also caused left the 21-year-old Miami man who was driving the bike to suffer critical injuries, occurred in Broward County at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) told reporters that Renzo P. D. Arrigo was behind the wheel of a Ford Taurus, traveling along the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in Broward, when his vehicle crashed violently into the back of a 2006 Yamaha, which was being operated by Yasciel Sanchez Sainz at the time.
Both Sainz and his female passenger, Idairis De La Cruz were ejected from the motorcycle on impact. While De La Cruz succumbed to her traumatic motorcycle accident injuries at the scene of the Florida Turnpike crash, Sainz was rushed to Hollywood-based Memorial Regional Hospital. The Miami motorcyclist was listed in critical condition upon transport. Arrigo, who sustained non-life threatening injuries in the South Florida collision, was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
While the cause of the car-motorcycle accident remained unclear, the Florida Highway Patrol was expected to conduct a full investigation. No charges appear to have been filed in connection with the Florida Turnpike crash as of yet.
According to statistics provided via the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 4,595 motorcycles were involved in fatal traffic accidents throughout the nation during the year 2009. Of those motorcycles, 431 were involved in fatal Florida crashes.
Many State of Florida motor vehicle laws are contained under chapter 316, Florida Statutes. Althought the accident report in this case has not been released motorists have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. For instance, under 316.0895, Florida Statutes “Following too closely”
(1) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the highway.
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