Louisiana is a popular state for motorcyclists, and rightfully so. There’s no shortage of scenic roadways here that are just perfect for motorcycles. Even though motorcycles can be a fun way to travel, they can also be very dangerous. Since riders are completely exposed, motorcycle accidents involving passenger vehicles have a greater chance of being serious or fatal. Unfortunately, many of these types of accidents happen without warning and in the blink of an eye.
Motorcycle versus SUV accident
Recently, an accident in Sulphur involving a motorcycle and an SUV claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway LA 27 and High Hope Road. Reports said an SUV was headed west on High Hope Road approaching the intersection while a motorcycle was traveling north on LA 27. According to accident reports, the driver of the SUV ran the stop sign at the intersection and pulled into the path of the motorcycle.
Reportedly, the force of the impact threw the rider off of the motorcycle. Authorities said the motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Tragically, the motorcyclist later died at the hospital. Reports said the driver of the SUV was not injured.
Because motorcycles have a smaller profile, they are often more difficult for other drivers to spot. This is the cause of many serious and deadly motorcycle accidents. Those in Louisiana who have suffered injuries or the tragic loss of a dear loved one due to negligence in motorcycle accidents may want to consider discussions with a seasoned attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims and families recover from this traumatic experience.