Living in Colorado, you want to know that you're safe when you get on the highway or are driving through the city streets. On a motorcycle, you know that it can be harder for drivers to see you, especially in the early morning. You wear protective equipment as required and make sure motorists can hear you coming, but that alone won't always protect you.
Colorado is normally a fairly safe place for drivers of all types, from motorcyclists to truck drivers. Unfortunately, recent news of a motorcyclist who had been hit by a truck has been updated to show that the motorcyclist has passed away. The accident took place in the early morning around 6:30 a.m., causing the surrounding area to be blocked off for several hours.
According to the original story, the motorcycle crash took place on Monday, April 13, when a motorcyclist was headed west on Fountain Road in Colorado Springs, abiding by the traffic laws. As the motorcyclist, a 31-year-old, approached an intersection, a driver in a truck tried to turn left onto Chelton, the street running north and south. This turn caused the accident that resulted in the motorcyclist being critically injured.
Initially, police were not sure who had the right of way in the accident but following an investigation at the scene, the 42-year-old man who was driving the truck was cited. The police have said that while neither speed or drugs were involved in the crash, the man has been charged with "Vehicles Turning Left and Careless Driving Causing Death," which is a misdemeanor in the state.
Source: KOAA, "Police: Driver of truck that struck, killed motorcyclist charged," April. 14, 2015