Yesterdaqy a 20 year old riding a Suzuki motorcycle without a helmet tried to pass in between a dump truck and a semi. He did not make it, slid under the tractor trailer and died immediately from injuries in the Clermont, Florida accident.
Many motorcycle crashes are caused by motorists just not paying attention to bikers. Sadly, however, many bikers, especially young males, die when they get reckless in operating their bike. This appears to the be the case in this motorcycle accident. Interestingly, the tractor trailer driver left the scene and still has not been discovered. Police think that he may not even know there was a crash. There is another possibility. Federal and State trucking regulations require a drug test after every tractor trailer accident with a death involved. Also truckers are limited in the hours they can driver and must take required safety breaks all of which must be recorded on written logs. . It could be the trucker had drugs in his system or was tired from excessive driving and left the scene to avoid getting caught.
When statistics come out about motorcycle deaths without a helmet in auto accidents or truck accidents this crash will probably used as another death caused by no helmet to support a helmet law. That would be a mistake as a helmet would not make a difference in this crash.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.