Motorcycle Accident Kills Famous Tattoo Artist

Frank Alphonso, known professionally as Frank Lee, was a nationally renowned tattoo artist. According to a writeup in Tattoo Artist Magazine, Lee is “often cited as an early inspiration by other top tattoers…in street shops worldwide.”

His career came to a tragic end on Friday, February 22 when he died in a motorcycle accident. According to Fort Lauderdale Police, Lee tried to turn left at a green light when a Suburu crossed into his path. He tipped his motorcycle to avoid an accident, but a car hit him after he hit the ground. He died later that day at the Broward Health Medical Center.

Responding to Motorcycle Accidents

What can you do if you see a car coming at you with no sign of slowing down?

  • Apply brakes immediately. If riding on a dirt road, use the rear brake. If riding on paved roads, use both brakes. You will usually stop faster using your brakes than you would if you laid your bike on its side while in motion.
  • Avoid tensing your muscles. While this sounds impossible, tense muscles are more likely to sustain serious injuries in a crash.
  • Avoid the tuck and roll. Rolling upon landing could cause a spinal cord injury.
  • Stay down if necessary. Before you stand or get back on your bike, do a quick check for any serious injuries. Further movement can make those injuries much worse.

Motorcycle crashes are often traumatic experiences, and they could result in paralysis or the loss of a loved one. We can help you figure out what to do next if a motorcycle accident caused death or serious injury during a free case review. Call (866) 377-3800 today.

Metier Law Firm, LLCColorado and Wyoming accident attorneys

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