Sadly, another life has been taken too soon, and one family will mourn the loss of one of its own. Motorcycling, while an enjoyable hobby, does come with some extra risks. Some drivers pay less attention and don't see motorcycle drivers, and motorcycle drivers are more exposed to the roadway than people in cars. Recently, one man in Connecticut has lost his life as the result of a motorcycle crash.
The incident occurred on Sept. 4 at approximately 4 p.m. The motorcyclist, identified as a 38-year-old male, was involved in a collision with a car driven by a 70-year-old female. She apparently crossed into his path when making a left hand turn at an intersection. The motorcycle then crashed into the woman's car.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and attempted to assist the motorcyclist, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still investigating the details of the crash. No information was available about the injury status of the woman.
Sadly, a split second event has now left a permanent impact on the lives of all involved. The Connecticut motorcycle crash is one of many that occur across the country. Drivers are reminded to pay attention to all types of vehicles on the road and should make every attempt to give others a wide berth of safety. The man's surviving family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, if the gathered evidence suggests the car driver was at fault. A person considering a personal injury lawsuit may wish to contact an attorney for an evaluation of the case.
Source: Hamden, CT Patch, "Victim Identified In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Hamden", Vincent Salzo, Sept. 5, 2017