A deadly motorcycle crash tied up traffic for a very long time on the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike.
33-year-old Vladimir Russell Rusef of Russia was riding a black 2004 Honda 1000RR at a high rate of speed when he lost control and hit a metal guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report.
It happened on the northbound side of the extension on the portion of the highway that actually goes east before routing drivers to the turnpike’s mainline and the Golden Glades Interchange.
Rusef was ejected and died at the scene but the motorcycle continued down the roadway and struck the rear driver’s side wheel of a tractor trailer, the report stated.
The 44-year-old tractor trailer driver of Pembroke Pines pulled onto the shoulder of the turnpike and wasn’t severely hurt, investigators and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Eastbound traffic was backed up west of the Northwest 47th Avenue overpass and was diverted off the turnpike at the Northwest 57th Avenue/Red Road exit while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash.
The roadway opened after some time, according to police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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