Bruce Gibbs, A Jacksonville motorcyclist died yesterday when he was hit by a truck. A car failed to stop at a stop sign and went into the path of the truck. The truck which was driving next to Mr. Gibbs went into his lane and crashed into him.
The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. I personally think that a motorcyclist should make their own decision whether or not to wear a helmet. I just wish more drivers would make the choice to wear a helmet. Since the new Florida law was enacted allowing a motorcyclist to drive without a helmet our office has seen an increase in deaths as a result of motorcycle crashes in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties.