June 20, 2024


Automotive to Us

7 deaths, 91 trauma cases in record 2021

A motorcyclist was seriously injured March 9 in a crash with a Volusia County school bus in Daytona Beach, officials said. There were 14 Mainland High students on the bus. None were hurt, but it was a deadly Bike Week for motorcyclists this year. At least seven people died and record 91 trauma patients were admitted to Halifax Health Medical Center, the area's only trauma center.

A 53-year-old woman, who was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday died at the hospital Monday, making her the seventh person to die during the 10-day Bike Week event held in Daytona Beach.

In addition to the deaths, close to 100 patients admitted to the trauma center at Halifax Health Medical Center were related to Bike Week, according to a preliminary report released by the hospital Wednesday.

Halifax Health Medical Center spokesman John Guthrie had said, prior to the release of the statistics: “It may be a record-breaking week, unfortunately.”

More people were killed in accidents involving motorcycles during this year’s Bike Week compared to 2020’s event where six people lost their lives. One person died during 2019’s Bike Week, according to News-Journal research.