A 17-year-old motorcyclist sped south on Avenue E toward the intersection of West 22nd Street. He looked over his shoulder, according to a Riviera Beach police officer sitting in a patrol car about a block away. He then crashed into the side of a vehicle heading east on West 22nd. The right rear wheel of the car dislodged from the rim. The rider went flying.
After a while, the teen died from head and internal injuries, police records stated. Authorities said, he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Two occupants of the vehicle he struck were transported to a hospital in Broward County. Their conditions have not yet been made known.
Parades of riders on motorcycles, ATVs and dirt bikes have caused headaches for South Florida residents and police for years. A West Palm Beach resident told The Post last year he thought they were “a menace to society,” citing the noise and frequent disregard of traffic laws. Many of the bikes are built to be ridden off-road, not on city streets.
In Riviera Beach there’s a core group of 20 who lead the city’s riding scene, said FHP. It’s nothing like the scores of riders seen in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, but it’s enough to cause concern, he said.
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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