Sep 6, 2013 |


Sep 6, 2013 - Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is often thought of as being exciting. Drivers and passengers enjoy traveling at high speeds and feeling the wind against their face. Whether riding them for pure enjoyment or utilizing the vehicle to get to a particular destination, it is important that both bikers take necessary precautions. This often means wearing a helmet and other protective gear.

Other vehicles traveling on the roadways should also be aware of these small vehicles on the road because they can easily go unnoticed. Drivers should double check and even triple check their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes in order to avoid a motorcycle crash resulting in serious injuries and even death.

A recent report indicates that a Pennsylvania police officer died in a motorcycle crash. The officer was riding on his bike when a pick-up truck pulled out onto the roadway in front of him. To avoid the pick-up truck, the officer swerved his motorcycle, resulting in him losing control of the bike and rolling several times before being thrown off of the bike.

Emergency crews responded to the incident and rushed the officer to the hospital where he later died.

The driver of the truck has not been cited or charged at this time, but the accident is investigation is ongoing.

If a driver is at fault for a fatal motorcycle collision, the driver could be liable for any resulting deaths, injuries and damages. In this case, the loved ones of the deceased motorcyclist could file a wrongful death suit. This could result in compensation to recover the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

A fatal crash can be a difficult event for loved ones to overcome. Not only is it an emotional time but the accident could also create numerous costs for the family members. Filing for compensation could offset these costs and help with the coping process.

Source: NBC News, “Penn Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash,” Vince Lattanzio, Aug. 30, 2013

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