Dundee, FL – Juan Santos Killed in Motorcycle Accident on US-27Orlando Legal News
Dundee, FL (November 15, 2020) – On Saturday morning, November 14, a man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Dundee.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place when 28-year-old Juan Perez Jimenez was driving a gray Chevy Silverado at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes of US-27. He didn’t stop at a local red light, which was when his vehicle slammed into a Yamaha motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, who has since been identified as 58-year-old Juan Santos, was ejected from his motorcycle and landed about 180 feet away. The motorcycle also slammed into a nearby Nissan Versa but the driver was not harmed. Santos was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
After the collision, Jiminez fled the scene. He was later located at his home on Country World Drive West and admitted to police that he only fled because he didn’t have a driver’s license.
Jiminez has since been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and operating a vehicle without a license. He could be facing future charges as well.
The investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Motorcycle accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic and life-threatening accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists have no protection from harm against other drivers. In just one recent year’s time, over 10,000 motorcycle accidents took place in the entire state of Florida. These accidents sometimes lead to the most traumatic results. If you have lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident and you can prove that another party is to blame, you have many options moving forward.
It is true that no amount of money can bring back someone whose life has been lost due to a motorcycle accident. However, you may find that you and your family are able to move forward on a financial level after you have lost a loved one due to one of these accidents. As you and your family face the grief associated with a motorcycle accident, you may wonder where you can turn in your dire time of need. It is important that you have the help of a wrongful death attorney to assist you when it comes to your Florida motorcycle accident claim.
At Vaughan Law Group, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys have helped many families who have lost loved ones in the state of Florida. Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most horrific accidents on our roads and you have options moving forward in your time of need. It is important that you seek the immediate help of an attorney who has the resources necessary to help you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida at (407) 648-1426 to find out how we can help you.
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