Two Hallandale Beach visitors from Canada died as a result of their injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Delray Beach, Florida. 65-year old Susan Vachon and her husband, Michael age 66, were killed by the negligence of 28-year old Amal Khan who crashed his vehicle into the motorcycle, a Honda Goldwing. Susan was pronounced dead at the scene, and Michael died 8 days later at Delray Medical Center.
Although an investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, eyewitnesses said that Khan was speeding when he lost control of the car he was test driving, a 2002 Lexus sedan when his car struck the motorcycle. The accident occurred at the 2000 block of South Dixie Highway in Delray. Both riders were killed in spite of wearing their safety helmets at the time.
South Florida is famous for its overpopulation at this time of the year as many people come here from up north for outdoor activities like golf, bicycling and motorcycle riding. With the increase in the population comes an increase in accidents and catastrophic injuries and deaths are to be expected. Driving or riding on the back of a motorcycle is statistically the most dangerous things you can do in south Florida.
According to www.motorcycleaccident.org, an authoritative source for motorcycle accident statistics, a person on a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to die in a collision than if traveling in a passenger car whether or not they are wearing a safety helmet. There is nothing much one can do to increase the odds of having a safe motorcycle ride other than ride sober, obey speed limits and always wear a safety helmet. Even then, a negligent driver of a passenger vehicle or a truck has the upper hand and can ruin or end your life in a split second in a collision.
If you or a loved one has been killed in a South Florida motorcycle crash due to the negligence of another, call The Maus Law Firm today for a free consultation.