Although a U-turn or a three-point turn might be some of the most efficient movements one can make behind the wheel to correct your course, it’s imperative that you wait for all lanes to be clear before initiating the turn without hurting yourself or others. It might take patience to wait for all lanes of traffic to be clear before making the turn.
Christopher Farrel, a 36-year-old motorcyclist, was killed on the afternoon of October 22 in a U-turn scenario. Farrell was driving his 2021 Kawasaki westbound on Key Lime Boulevard, and 71-year-old Elizabeth Goyette was driving her 2014 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound on the same road.
Goyette made a left turn into a driveway in hopes of completing the loop and bringing her car back on to the road but heading west. As she tried to finish the U-turn, Farrell’s motorcycle slammed into the Jetta’s rear passenger door.
Unfortunately, Farrell’s injuries were severe and worsened quickly at the scene. A Trauma Hawk air ambulance was dispatched to the accident, but the request for their assistance was canceled when it was determined that Farrell had died at the scene of the incident.
According to reports, Goyette suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Everyone at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath expresses their heartfelt condolences to Farrell’s family and friends, and hopes for a speedy recovery for Goyette. Circumstances on the road can change in the blink of an eye, and if you’re injured in an accident, please call us at (561) 655-1990.