For motorcycle riders, few instances may be as hazardous as when an oncoming vehicle makes a sudden left turn. Riders may have insufficient time to respond to a similar maneuver, and motorcycle accidents involving unexpected turns far too commonly prove fatal. A 39-year-old man has died in a recent collision in which a vehicle turned left into the path of his motorcycle in Louisiana.
The incident reportedly occurred as the man was riding his bike on a recent Wednesday morning. As he was traveling southbound, an oncoming car suddenly attempted to make a left-hand turn and veered straight into his path in the process. After striking the passenger side of the vehicle, the rider was reportedly thrown off his bike. Although law enforcement agents say the man was wearing a helmet at the time, he suffered fatal injuries in the process and died at the scene.
The driver who caused the collision was taken to a medical facility for treatment of moderate injuries. An investigation into the crash is currently ongoing, and authorities have advised the man was given a citation for failure to yield. Police also stated that toxicology samples were taken to determine if impairment may have been a contributing factor in the collision.
Motorcycle accidents involving sudden left turns can be disastrous incidents that may leave a family grieving over an untimely death. Upon encountering such negligence, the surviving family members of the victim may wish to pursue restitution through the civil justice system, and they could choose to retain the services of an attorney for assistance in the process. An attorney can assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.