Monday evening around 7 p.m. a motorcycle, in a scene that looked like it had been pulled straight out of a movie or television show, flew over an exit ramp’s wall, landed on a vehicle driving below, then burst into flames. Both the motorcyclist and automobile driver were transported to the hospital, but neither suffered serious injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ricardo Lambert, the twenty-two-year-old driver of the motorcycle from North Miami, was driving northbound approaching the exit ramp to State Road 84 when he lost control of the motorcycle. He hit a curb and was thrown from his bike onto the roadway. Luckily, Lambert was wearing a helmet.
The motorcycle continued to roll, however, until it climbed over the exit ramp wall and fell below, landing on top of an automobile. The automobile was a 1994 Nissan Sentra driven by Bret Krupnik, forty, of Hollywood. Upon impact, the Sentra burst into flames. Krupnik was able to escape from the vehicle without suffering serious injuries. The crash closed lanes of the highway for hours, causing a heavy build-up of traffic. Lambert, the driver of the motorcycle, was charged with careless driving.
Bike flies off Interstate 95 ramp in Broward, falls on car, bursts into flames, www.miamiherald.com April 01, 2013
Busy roadways like Interstate 95 pose a unique hazard for motorcyclists and automobile drivers. Automobile drivers are sometimes unable to see motorcyclists on the road and motorcyclists sometimes make risky decisions in traffic because of the small size of their vehicle. The combination of these factors can lead to devastating consequences. Luckily here, neither the automobile driver nor the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries; however, the potential for those injuries was all too clear. The Broward motorcycle accident attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona have over twenty years of experience handling cases involving motorcycles and automobiles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!
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