Motorcyclist Bruce W. Gibbs was killed in a car crash in Jacksonville Florida. According to Florida Times Union Reporter – Dana Green – Betty Wilharn did not stop at a red light on Ortega Hills Drive. As a result thereof, Ms. Wilharn’s car drove into the path of a pickup truck which was pushed into the path of Mr. Gibbs’ motorcycle. Mr. Gibbs died on the scene. Mr. Gibbs was not wearing a helmet but this fact would not bar Mr. Gibbs’ family in a civil suit for his wrongful death. While Florida has a motorcycle helmet law, there are exceptions to this law that in some cases would exclude any evidence of the failure to wear a helmet.
Many motorcyclist are very careful when riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, negligent drivers run red lights and otherwise cause injuries and deaths to motorcyclist on Jacksonville Florida roads. A Jacksonville Florida personal injury attorney as well as a Jacksonville Florida probate administration attorney can assist in matters of this nature. At Wood, Atter & Wood, we have 6 attorneys to assist families in time of need. You can read more about the above mentioned accident at Law & Disorder: Pickup truck strikes, Kills Motorcyclist.