George Adams, age 46, of Deerfield Beach died in a crash with a car making a turn in front of him in Pompano Beach
Broward Sheriff’s office reports that a motorcyclist crashed into a car that was and died from the injuries he sustained in east Broward County.
George Adams, 46, of Deerfield Beach, died at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The driver of the car Adams crashed into remained at the scene, provided aid and asked a bystander to call 911, Carter said. She cooperated with investigators.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Northeast Third Avenue and Northeast 29th Street. This is about a block west of North Dixie Highway and a few blocks north of East Copans Road.
Adams was traveling north on Northeast Third Avenue when he hit the front quarter panel of a car as it attempted a left turn onto Northeast 29th Street, Carter said.
“Adams was thrown from the motorcycle causing him to suffer critical injuries,” Carter said.
Paramedics took Adams to the hospital and was pronounced dead. Broward Sheriff’s Office is directing all drivers to side streets until the accident scene is cleared.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on this accident in with one dead in Pompano Beach: “this accident is an example of why it is so important for drivers to be attentive for motorcyclists on the road. Unfortunately this crash claimed a life. If you’ve been injured in an accident, make sure you are properly represented by an experienced trial accident attorney.”
Tips for Drivers when there is a motorcycle around you while you are behind the wheel:
- Motorcycles are vehicles and their riders have the same rights and privileges as anyone else on the roadway. But in crashes, a motorcyclist is six times more likely to be hurt than a car driver. Motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks, and it can be harder to judge the speed and distance of an oncoming motorcycle. Violating a motorcyclist’s right of way in a crash that causes a serious injury could cost you three points and a $1,000 fine.
- Yield the right-of-way to an oncoming motorcycle when turning left. Violating a motorcyclist’s right of way can result in a citation with significant penalties if you cause a serious injury. Drivers are at fault in just over half of car crashes with motorcycles. Look carefully for motorcyclists at intersections.
- Look twice before changing lanes or merging into traffic. Use your mirrors and look over your shoulder to be sure it is safe before merging or changing lanes. Motorcycles can be hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot or missed in a quick look due to their smaller size. And please use your turn signals to let others know you intend to move over!
- Give Riders plenty of space. Traffic, weather and road conditions require the motorcyclists to react and maneuver differently. Allow enough room for the motorcyclist to maneuver and enough time for you to adjust.
- Use care when driving near a group of motorcyclists. Motorcyclists participate in organized rides which can involve many motorcycles. Driving around these groups requires communication and patience. If you need to change lanes or reach an exit, signal your intention early and wait for the riders in the group to create a gap for you. Do not merge in between groups or riders unless there is enough space to do it safely.
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