For some Phoenix residents, the warmer weather that spring brings also brings out more motorcycles. Although Arizona residents experience warm weather essentially year round, an abundant amount of motorcyclists are seen on the roadways during the spring and summer months, especially riders traveling from other states. These small vehicles are often driven for enjoyment. Although certain safety features, such as a helmet, are available, these vehicles do not offer the same level of safety as other automobiles do. This means, if a motorcycle crash were to occur, those traveling on the bike could become seriously injured.
The Phoenix Police Department recently reported that a man involved in a fatal motorcycle crash did not survive his injuries. The motorcycle collision occurred near 3200 Indian School Road when the motorcycle collided with a vehicle that turned right into the motorcyclist.
This resulted in the motorcyclist being thrown from his bike. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the 25-year-old man with critical injuries. The young man died later at the hospital.
No injuries were reported to the automobile driver, and officers stated that impairment does not seem to have a role in the accident. An area of Indian School Road remained closed while the investigation took place. The investigation is ongoing, and details about the crash were not available at this time. Once completed, investigators will be able to establish cause and fault.
A distracted or negligent driver could cause a serious crash. If it is determined that they are at fault, they could be liable for the resulting injuries, damages and fatalities. When a person is killed by a negligent driver, their loved ones could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. This would allow for compensation to be awarded, which would go towards expenses, such as medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
A motorcycle accident is often a serious or fatal collision due to the small size of the vehicle. It could go unnoticed by other drivers, which makes it especially important for drivers to double check their blind spots before changing lanes or making turns.
Source: The Republic, “Motorcyclist killed in W. Phoenix crash ID’d,” Brenda Carrasco, Mar. 29, 2014