When you're a motorcyclist, you know that the roads can be more dangerous for you than other drivers. Because of your vehicle's small size, other vehicles may not see you as easily. Despite this, it's not your fault if someone isn't paying attention; you have every right to be on the road, just like a car or truck driver.
When distractions or negligence take place, accidents can happen. It's not clear yet what caused this one, but it left one person dead. A fatal motorcycle accident that took place in Colorado cost a young man his life, according to a report from August 22. The 22-year-old man had been driving his motorcycle along Highway 24 at around 5:40 a.m. when an SUV turned in front of him, causing the accident.
When the SUV turned in front of the motorcyclist, the man was thrown from the bike. Reports state that he died at the scene due to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle that pulled out in front of the motorcyclist was uninjured and was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.
So far, the police have not charged or ticketed the man driving the SUV for the crash. It's not clear if they're still investigating; if that's the case, they may be waiting for distinct evidence to show how the crash happened before placing charges. The crash had been described, stating that the SUV pulled out in front of the motorcyclist. If that ends up being the case, the driver may be found at fault. In cases like this, families may be able to seek payment for medical care costs or funeral costs, and having the backing of the police report indicating negligence can help.
Source: KKTV, "Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Crash ID'd" Aug. 22, 2014