As gas prices have climbed, a number of people have looked for ways to save money on their morning and evening commutes. One way that some people may have approached this issue is by riding a motorcycle to and from work each day since they are typically more fuel-efficient than cars. Although motorcycles can limit fuel costs, bikers are constantly at risk of being involved in an accident -- which may be especially true in high volumes of traffic.
Not long ago, a serious motorcycle accident snarled traffic during rush hour. Police was called to the scene of a collision between a city bus and a motorcycle. After crashing into the mass transit vehicle, the biker passed away as a result of his injuries.
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, authorities launched an investigation. Reports indicate that the motorcyclist was northbound and the bus was headed east when the two vehicles collided. The hope is that the police inquiry will determine what led to the accident.
All too often, motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who aren't paying enough attention. Because motorcycles are smaller than other passenger vehicles, motorists may lose sight of bikers. If distracted or inattentive driving contributed to this incident, then the accident victim's family may have grounds for a legal claim.
Another issue at play in this accident is the fact that a public bus was involved in the crash. Not only could the driver be held liable, but the agency responsible for operating the bus may also be held accountable. Of course, this all depends on who is determined to be at fault in the crash.
Source: CBS Denver, "RTD Bus Collides With Motorcycle, Killing Rider," Aug. 19, 2013