Ariel Andrade, 52, was driving west on Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, Florida on February 15. When he turned left, he crashed into a motorcycle heading the opposite direction.
Richard William Hardy, the injured rider, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital. Andrade fled the scene.
Later, Andrade phoned the Florida Highway Patrol and told them that he was involved in a motorcycle accident. He told them that he fled the scene because he was scared. Police arrested him and took him to Pinellas County Jail. He faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident.
Hit and Run Motorcycle Accidents
We are glad to hear that Andrade eventually admitted his role in the accident. In Colorado, drivers who leave the scene of an accident can face thousands of dollars in fines and years in jail. They would also face additional charges in a civil suit. If you are involved in a serious car, motorcycle or truck accident, we advise you to stay on the scene until authorities arrive.
Unfortunately, we hear about these kinds of accidents far too often. In motorcycle and car accidents, the car drivers often claim that they never saw the motorcycle before making the turn or merging lanes.
If you sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because another driver crashed into a motorcycle, we can help. Our lawyers are motorcycle riders themselves, and they understand how civil litigation can help victims recover from serious accidents caused by negligent drivers. Call (866) 377-3800 and we can schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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