Although motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and thus more difficult to spot, drivers still have a duty to watch out for oncoming bikes before making a left turn. Those who turn into the path of a rider can create an unfortunate scenario, as motorcycle accidents run a greater risk of proving deadly. A woman has been arrested and is now facing multiple charges following a recent crash that killed one person and left another with severe injuries in Louisiana.
Law enforcement agents received reports of the crash at around 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the accident occurred when a northbound driver attempted to turn left across southbound lanes. She reportedly turned directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, and the driver of the bike was unable to stop in time to avoid collision.
The motorcycle struck the side of the car shortly thereafter and both the driver and passenger were ejected from the bike in the process. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the passenger was rushed to the hospital for medical care. The woman who caused the collision has been taken into custody and she is facing numerous charges, including vehicular homicide and negligent injuring.
Motorcycle accidents can have disastrous consequences, and those who suffer loss or serious harm due to another party's actions may be left in search of justice. Following an accident, a person in Louisiana could choose to consult with an experienced attorney for guidance on the available options for legal recourse. This type of guidance could help a person better prepare to pursue the restitution deserved through a claim against the party deemed at fault.