Thirty-five year old Thomas Labelle was driving his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle down Interstate 75 when he lost control and struck a cable barrier. The collision with the barrier completely severed Labelle’s right arm. Labelle was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital via helicopter after the 6:15 crash for medical treatment. Other news sources report that Labelle also might ultimately lose his leg as a result of the crash.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Labelle was following Andrew Adame’s Ford Taurus down Interstate 75 on his motorcycle and the two vehicles were both driving faster than the 70 mph speed limit and were changing lanes frequently. Adame stepped on his brakes as he approached slower traffic ahead of him, forcing Labelle, who was following closely and riding without a helmet, to make a sharp left to avoid colliding with him. Labelle’s motorcycle drove into the median and struck the cable barrier. Labelle’s motorcycle flipped over the cable and Labelle was thrown off of the motorcycle. While midair, Labelle’s arm clipped the cable and was severed. Labelle landed in the median. Adame fled the scene, but was later brought back and is facing charges.
Bonita Springs man severs arm in motorcycle crash on I-75, www.naplesnews.com September 24, 2012.
Labelle intended to take his motorcycle out for a nice ride down a South Florida highway and reckless driving has changed his life forever. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona understand the emotional distress victims face after an accident. The motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona are expert insurance litigation lawyers and have dedicated the past twenty years to helping accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. No one should suffer life-threatening injuries as a result of another person’s negligent driving. Call the South Florida personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona today. Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!
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