Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences and can result in death. An accident involving a motorcycle in Worcester recently resulted in the death of a 21-year old motorcycle rider. According to witnesses and authorities, the motorcycle was heading north when a truck headed south turned left in front of it. The motorcyclist tried to stop by applying the brakes but was unable to do so. The motorcycle rider died at the hospital from the injuries sustained in the fatal motorcycle accident. The 44-year old driver of the truck and his 16-year old passenger, his son, were unharmed in the incident.
Following the accident, the police crash reconstruction unit investigated the motorcycle collision. Crime scene investigators were also present. Authorities noted that no citations had been issued, but that the accident remains under investigation. Some statistics show that in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the driver of another motor vehicle violates the right of way of a motorcycle and causes the accident. Drivers of motor vehicles oftentimes fail to remain alert and pay close attention to the roadway and may fail to spot motorcyclists, which can result in disastrous consequences for motorcycle accident victims and their families.
Motorcycle accident victims and their families may suffer a variety of physical, financial and emotional harm based on the circumstances. Fortunately, personal injury and wrongful death legal options are available to help motorcycle accident victims and families through the difficult time that follows a fatal motorcycle accident. Victims may be able to recover damages for their injuries and family members of victims killed in a motorcycle accident may be able to recover damages for the loss of the loved one.
Motorcycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences, so it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal resources and options available to them. Legal remedies are available and designed to help compensate victims of motorcycle accidents when harmed.
Source: Telegram.com, “Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck on Lincoln Street in Worcester,” Steven H. Foskett Jr., Sept. 24, 2016