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Jul 3, 2013 |

MAN DIES AFTER TRUCK STRIKES HIM WHILE RIDING MOTORCYCLE

Jul 3, 2013 - Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania residents often run their errands on the weekend. This might require driving all over town and making multiple stops. Weekends are often when the roads and stores are busy, so those shopping tend to be in a rush to get their errands done so they can enjoy the rest of their weekend. When drivers are in a rush, errors happen.

Local authorities were called to an incident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle. The accident occurred around noon on Route 20 in North East. The two vehicles collided in front of a hardware store when the truck was pulling out of the business. It was determined that the driver of the pickup truck pulled into the path of the motorcycle, causing the two to crash.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the motorcyclist was transported to the trauma center for his critical injuries. The man died shortly after arriving to the hospital. No injuries were reported to the truck driver and the accident remains under investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

When a person is killed in an accident, it is often determined whom or what was the cause of the accident. When a person is negligent and another person is killed or injured because of their negligence, the negligent person could be liable for any damages that resulted. The loved ones of a person killed in a fatal motorcycle accident could file a wrongful death suit, which would potentially cover financial burdens such as medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and damages.

An accident could occur at anytime on the roadway, so it is important that drivers are cautious and alert while they are behind the wheel. Drivers should be especially careful when pulling into oncoming traffic because sometimes drivers misjudge the speed of oncoming vehicles. Taking the time ensure safety could reduce the chances of an accident.

Source: erietvnews.com, “Fatal Motorcycle Accident in North East,” Emily Welsh, June 30, 2013

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