Motorcycles are inherently smaller than other motor vehicles and are thus more difficult to spot out on the road. This decrease in visibility could pose a threat to the safety of many bikers, as motorcycle accidents can be dangerous and run a higher chance of ending in serious or fatal injuries. A recent collision between a vehicle and motorcycle in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 42-year-old man.
The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Saturday night as an off-duty emergency medical technician was traveling east on his motorcycle. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of a nearby vehicle suddenly drove right into the path of the bike while attempted to make a left turn. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid collision and his bike ended up sliding underneath the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Although an investigation is underway, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the driver to turn in front of the bike. However, authorities have advised that toxicology samples were taken for testing purposes. Unfortunately, it may take little more than a moment of inattention for a similar incident to occur, and the consequences of such an accident can be disastrous.
Motorcycle accidents run the unfortunate risk of being some of the most devastating incidents a person might encounter. If the other driver is deemed at fault, those who experience loss under similar circumstances could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the incident thoroughly and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the full amount of restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.