Being struck by a car is bad enough, but injury and
wrongful death can also occur if you are unlucky enough to be struck by a motorcycle
traveling at evan a slow rate of speed.
Breana Donna, a 22-year-old Rockledge woman was killed after being struck
by a motorcycle during the ABATE Toy Run. Her 2-year old daughter, Kadaence,
that she was holding at the time of the accident, suffered a broken jaw.
The accident happened on December 7th, 2015. Breana’s mother, 44-year
old Tammy Maskrey, was also struck as the three stood on the corner of
the intersection of State Road 520 and U.S. 1. She was treated and released
from Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge. The motorcycle driven by Gerry
Doyle, 58, of Palm Shores, was said to be "out of control" by
witnesses. Police continue speaking to numerous witnesses, and the investigation
remains ongoing. Doyle was not injured in the crash.
The ABATE of Florida Toy Run is an annual charitable event where about
3,000 motorcyclists ride in a procession from Merritt Square Mall to the
Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. This is the 33rd running of the event
which generated more than 10,000 donated toys. The Donnas were heading
to a shoe store at the Merritt Square Mall to buy Kadence a pair of shoes
but the road to the store had been blocked by the event. When they realized
the road was blocked, they stopped to watch the event.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a
motorcycle accident, call 561-444-4440 to speak with an intake specialist from our office,
who can connect you with a lawyer. It's a free consultation to find
out if we can help you, and you don't pay a penny unless we settle
your claim or win a verdict.