The Space Coast Daily is reporting that Palm Bay resident Gustavo Ulloa Garcia died Saturday evening when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck. The Daily quotes the Florida Highway Patrol on the matter.
The accident occurred when Roberto Buigues Lesta, also of Palm Bay, backed his pickup truck off a driveway and onto Malabar Road. The FHP says that Lesta did not yield the right of way to Garcia, causing the motorcyclist to strike the pickup. Garcia was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Palm Bay Hospital where he died.
The FHP says that the accident is still being investigated but that charges are pending.
At Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney we extend our condolences to anyone touched by this horrific accident. As a firm with decades of experience in personal injury cases, we too often see the damage to people’s lives that are caused by this kind of tragedy.