Administrators of the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach prepare each year during Bike Week for an influx of motorcycle accident victims who need care at the facility with the area's only trauma center.
But this year, emergency room personnel say it was busier than last, with 50 Bike Week-related trauma admissions and two deaths. That represents a 14 percent increase of injuries and a 100 percent increase in deaths as compared to the wreckage tallied in the aftermath of the 2013 Daytona Bike Week.
Daytona motorcycle injury lawyers know the figures could be up simply by chance, but there is at least one more hypothesis regarding the spike: It was a bitterly cold winter. That means many northern motorcycle enthusiasts were largely off the roads during that time. That likely meant more than usual were eager to make the trip.