Lakeland, FL – Injuries in DUI Motorcycle Accident on Rockridge Rd

Lakeland, FL – Injuries in DUI Motorcycle Accident on Rockridge Rd

Lakeland, FL (August 10, 2020) – Around 12:58 a.m. yesterday, August 9, two people were critically injured in a Lakeland motorcycle accident.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Rockridge Road, approximately 3 miles away from US-98. Police confirmed that 41-year-old Nancy Norwood was headed east on Rockridge in her Toyota 4Runner when she tried to make a U-turn in the middle of the road.

A black Harley Davidson being driven by a 39-year-old woman and 57-year-old man was traveling in the same direction and struck the Toyota as the driver made her U-turn.

Norwood immediately fled the scene of the collision. Police located pieces of her vehicle at the crash site and urged those in the area to watch out for the vehicle.

The two victims on the motorcycle were critically injured and taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. They are both still in serious condition.

Police soon located Norwood’s damaged vehicle following the accident. They found Norwood asleep in the Toyota with the keys still in the ignition. Police found that she was intoxicated and was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired as well as various other charges.

Police continue their investigation into the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida 

Lakeland, FL – Injuries in DUI Motorcycle Accident on Rockridge RdMore motorcycle accidents happen in Florida than in many other states due to the fact that there are more registered motorcyclists. According to statistics, over 10,000 motorcycle accidents took place in one recent year in the state of Florida, which was more than many other states. These accidents lead to severe and life-altering injuries, which is why many victims have questions about how they can move forward. Because most of these accidents take place due to the negligence of other drivers, it is essential that victims speak with a legal advocate immediately.

Motorcycle accidents lead to catastrophic injuries in many occasions such as spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, road rash, and more. Suffering the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in Florida can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. You may wonder how you can get back on your feet both physically and financially as the bills pile up against you. If you have been harmed in an accident that is not your fault, one of your first steps should be speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Florida.

At Vaughan Law Group, our Florida accident attorneys have helped numerous victims who have been injured in motorcycle accidents throughout the state. In the blink of an eye, your life could be impacted by an accident that is not your fault. Because of this, we will help you work toward compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, surgery costs, and so much more. You should never have to stand alone after an accident that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney at (407) 648-1426 for more information on what options are available for you.

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 Disclaimer: At Vaughan Law Group, our attorneys wish to provide useful information to families who have found themselves in similar situations after an accident. We would also like to honor victims who have received injuries or have lost their lives in Florida accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.