A motorcyclist is always at a higher risk of injury than others on the roads because they're more likely to come into direct contact with the road or other vehicles. When they're involved in a crash, they often suffer serious, life-threatening injuries. Many people die.
In this collision that took place on Oct. 8, a motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a car that was making a left-hand turn. This is a common situation for motorcyclists, as drivers pull out in front of them as they're traveling at speed.
In this case, it's alleged that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the collision, but that does not relieve other motorists from their duty to monitor their surroundings.
The motorcyclist, 31, was killed in this collision as he was crushed between his vehicle and the car. He suffered serious internal injuries, police reported.
He was rushed to the hospital by medics, but he was pronounced dead just a short time after the collision. The driver of the other vehicle, a 29-year-old person, was not hurt in the crash.
Presently, the police are investigating this crash to determine the cause. The car and motorcycle were both impounded while police run safety checks and test them for appropriately working brake systems.
Crashes like this one are avoidable with the right attitude on the road. Drivers need to slow down and look around themselves. Doing so could be the difference between life or death for others who they share the roads with. Those in crashes or their families can pursue a claim if they are hurt or lose a loved one.