Motorcycles can sometimes be more difficult to see because of their smaller size. As a result, motorists need to be vigilant at all times as accidents involving motorcycles and more traditional motor vehicles can have serious, even deadly, consequences. In fact, two people in California were recently the victims of a fatal accident after they were allegedly struck by another vehicle.
The accident happened one afternoon on a day in December. According to reports, the two victims, a 45-year-old male and 42-year-old female, were headed east on a California road. Unfortunately, a westbound sports utility vehicle reportedly attempted a left turn into the path of the motorcycle.
The resulting collision caused by the SUV and the motorcycle to crash into another SUV that was stopped at a red light. While both people on the motorcycle died as a result of the injuries they suffered in the collision, no one in either of the SUVs were injured. Police do not believe that the 34-year-old woman who was driving the westbound vehicle was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision.
Unfortunately, families in California are sometimes left coping with the unexpected loss of their loved ones after they were involved in a fatal accident. While the grief associated with such a loss can be overwhelming, the financial consequences of such a loss can be just as devastating. Funeral costs in combination with lost wages can often create extreme stress. As a result, many families choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If negligence can be proved, the responsible parties could be required to pay damages, allowing families to focus on their recovery.
Source: fresnobee.com, “Fresno pair identified as motorcyclists killed in crash“, Ashleigh Panoo, Dec. 11, 2017