Marlin Joyce Gunter of Marathon, Florida died Saturday while riding her motorcycle near mile marker 29. She was a passenger on her 2004 Harley Davidson bike, which was being driven by her friend Thomas Bateman, when they were rear-ended by another car. The force of the impact pushed the bike into a Jeep ahead of them. Both Gunter and Batement were thrown from the motorcycle and into the highway. Gunter was taken to Fishermen’s Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Bateman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma.
Gunter recently overcame a form of cancer related to Hepatitis C and was working on regaining her physical strength. Her cancer had kept her from riding her motorcycle until recently. According to her longtime friends, Gunter loved riding and was always riding on someone’s bike. Gunter was a longtime board member of the Southernmost Chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE). Gunter’s death marked the seventeenth traffic-related death this year south of Florida City.
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Sadly, Gunter’s life ended too quickly after she beat her personal tragedy. Automobile drivers often do not see or chose to ignore motorcyclists on the road, and serious and deadly injuries often result. The attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona are expert motorcycle accident attorneys who handle motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death cases. No one should suffer personal injuries as a result of another person’s negligent actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Broward personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona today!
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