A motorcycle crash in St. Petersburg, Florida involved a police officer on Tuesday night. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the motorcycle, 20-year-old Eli Ulibarri, collided with an unmarked police cruiser at the intersection of Martin Luther King Street North and 62nd Avenue N at approximately 7:30 p.m. As Ulibarri entered the intersection, he attempted to avoid the collision and was unsuccessful. The impact caused Ulibarri to suffer serious injuries and an ambulance took him to the hospital where he remains. The accident is under investigation to determine if speed or driving under the influence were factors in the crash.
Motorcyclists are at an obvious larger risk of sustaining a serious injury in the event of an accident due to the lack of protection of the motorcycle. The openness of the bike is what appeals to most drivers, and it is also the reason so many motorcyclists suffer serious injuries and fatalities in a collision. Most individuals that operate a motorcycle do so defensively to avoid a crash. While motorcycle accidents can be caused by the reckless actions of the rider, they are also often caused by dangerous roadways, design flaws, and negligence of other drivers. If you have sustained damages in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney.
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