It is a tragedy whenever an accident occurs. It's often even more devastating when the crash could have been prevented, like this one. In this case, a common cause of motorcycle crashes took the life of a man in Colorado.
The former resident of Indiana was killed in a motorcycle crash in Colorado on Sept. 2, according to the news. The 36-year-old man had been traveling in the area of Loveland, Colorado, when a driver pulled out in front of him.
The man had been working with a landscaping company in the area for the last six months and has a family. His surviving family includes his two children, mother, step-father, half-sister, half-brother, brother and father.
The police reported that neither of the drivers involved in the crash had been intoxicated at the time. They did indicate that the motorcyclist had not been wearing a helmet when he was hit.
Crashes like this one are often preventable. Drivers need to look twice to make sure there are no motorcyclists traveling toward them. It's better to wait for a motorcyclist to pass than to rush to pull out in front of one, since you could cut off the motorcyclist's path and cause a serious motorcycle crash like this one.
If you are a motorcyclist and are hit by a car, you have rights and you family may, too. If you're killed, your family can seek compensation for their loss. If you survive the incident, you also have the right to pursue compensation and to encourage drivers to take more care when they're on the roads.
Source: Eagle Country Online, "Vevay Natives Dies After Colorado Motorcycle Accident," Mike Perleberg, Sep. 06, 2017