Motorcycle Awareness Event Coming to Cape Coral

by Carmen Dellutri on October 16, 2013

Fort Myers accident lawyerMany motorcycle accidents occur when drivers fail to notice an approaching motorcyclist until it’s too late. Cellphone distraction, failing to look before turning and erratic lane changes can all play a role.

In Cape Coral, the American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) is hosting an event to promote motorcycle awareness. The slogan for the event is "Can you see me now.” It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 and will feature an 80-mile police escorted ride throughout Lee County.

The ride begins on at Southwest Cycles at 620 N.E. 15th Ave. and Pine Island Road and ends at the Crazy Olive, 1141 Pine Island Road SW. In addition to an expected parade of 100 riders, the ride will also include a crashed bike mounted to a trailer to highlight the group’s cause.

“We're smaller than they are and are being hit all the time because they're not able to see us," said Wayne Cerra, president of ABATE's Southwest chapter. "It could be because of blind spots or because they're texting and driving."

As Cape Coral accident attorneys, we know how devastating motorcycle crashes can be. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, severe burns know as “road rash,” and internal organ damage. Many of these injuries can result in permanent disfigurement or disability.

With this in mind, we encourage drivers and bikers to share the roadway responsibly and make safety a top priority.

Source: Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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