NAPLES, FL- The NaplesHerald.com reports that a motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car on Airport PullingRoad at about 3:07 p.m. on August 28, 2018. The motorcyclist was identified as Vidal Rendon, 30. Rendon was riding his 2013 Suzuki motorcycle towards the intersection of Airport PullingRoad and Rustic Oaks Circle and had a green light when Irene Ketovar, 87, of Naples turned left and drove into Rendon’s path.
The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Ketover failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycle, which had the right-of-way. Rendon hit the side of Ketover’s 2011 Kia Soul. Rendon was taken to the Napes Community Hospital. The report indicates that Rendon was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Ketovarreceived a citation for her failure to yield.
Motorcycles do not offer riders the protections that are offered by passenger vehicles, and they are smaller than other vehicles, which means they are more likely to be overlooked by drivers. * Drivers tend to be on the outlook for other cars and larger vehicles and can frequently miss an oncoming motorcycle. This can be deadly for motorcyclists who can end up cut off when they have the clear right-of-wayand may have no time to avoid a collision.
In 2015, the United States saw an increase in motorcycle deaths of about 10 percent. Over 5,000 motorcyclists died in accidents on US roads in 2015. The death toll from motorcycle accidents had not surpassed 5,000 since 2008. Some reasons for the higher rate of fatalities include favorable weather conditions, and lower gas prices, which could have led to more motorcyclists on the road.