Whether as a primary means of transportation, or for the sense of freedom they provide, many individuals choose to travel to and from their destinations on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, a similar mode of travel also comes with its inherent risks, and with the lack of protective barriers provided by other vehicles, the possible risk of suffering serious harm in motorcycle accidents is ever-present. A 24-year-old man was killed in a accident in Louisiana after his bike was truck by a motor vehicle.
The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Tuesday as the man was riding his motorcycle southbound on a local highway. According to police, a vehicle in the opposite lane came to a halt to prepare for a left-hand turn when it was suddenly rear-ended by a truck. After striking the other vehicle, the truck proceeded to spin into the opposite lane and hit the motorcycle and its rider.
Authorities advised that the motorcycle rider suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead soon thereafter. They have initiated an investigation into the collision, and although impairment is not suspected, toxicology samples were collected for analysis. Police have also advised that charges could be filed once the investigation is completed.
It is far too common for motorcycle accidents to result in serious or fatal injuries for a rider. When another party is at fault in a similar incident, the family of the victim could choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance on the legal avenues available to them. An attorney can evaluate the incident and provide a client in Louisiana with assistance in pursuing the restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.