Those who enjoy riding their motorcycles look forward to the warmer weather months and the opportunity to hit the Louisiana roadways. However, there is the ever-present danger of being caught up in a serious accident -- especially left turn accidents. Recently, another rider was a victim of one of these deadly accidents.
According to the authorities, the wreck occurred along a local route in the mid-morning hours. A motorist was traveling in a westerly direction along the road as the driver approached a retail store situated along the opposite side of the road. The driver then apparently proceeded to make a left turn into the designated parking lot for the business.
A 56-year-old man was approaching from the east on his motorcycle as the driver of the car commenced the turn. The motorcycle collided with the larger vehicle. The man was killed on impact with the car. Louisiana police have not completed the investigation and have not announced what, if any charges, the driver of the car may face.
Officials once again reiterated the need for motorists to proceed with caution when completing turns or entering the flow of traffic during the warmer months as more riders are out on their motorcycles. Left turn accidents cause many fatal collisions for motorcyclists as they often have no warning in order to avoid a dangerous wreck. The victim's family may now be struggling to deal with financial burdens in addition to the physical loss of their loved one. They may choose to seek information from a personal injury attorney in order to assess the merits of pursuing a civil suit against the driver who caused the fatal wreck as a means to recover their monetary damages.
Source: thenewsstar.com, "Man dies in motorcycle wreck at Sterlington", Ashley Mott, June 20, 2017