Motorcycle riders will always be more vulnerable than the occupants of larger, enclosed vehicles. However, even if they wear every bit of protective gear that is available, it might not protect them from negligent drivers of cars and trucks who can cause deadly motorcycle accidents. Such circumstances seemed to have claimed the life of a Colorado man on a recent Thursday.
According to a Colorado State Patrol trooper, a 60-year-old biker was the victim of a crash on U.S. 34. Troopers responded to the scene of the accident after receiving an emergency call shortly after 6:10 p.m. An accident report indicates that a westbound sedan driver slowed down in preparation to make a left turn. The driver of a tractor-trailer who might have been distracted or following too closely rear-ended the car.
The impact of the collision sent the car careening into the opposite lanes, directly into the path of the approaching eastbound motorcycle. The biker could not avoid the vehicle, and the subsequent head-on crash caused him to be ejected. The motorcyclist did not survive the accident. Reportedly, authorities have determined that neither speed nor impairment by alcohol or drugs played a role in this fatal accident.
For families in Colorado who have to deal with the trauma of losing loved ones in motorcycle accidents, seeking financial assistance might be the furthest thing from their minds. However, unanticipated deaths can bring about significant expenses such as the costs of end-of-life arrangements. Relief can be pursued through the civil justice system of the state, and an experienced wrongful death attorney can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout ensuing legal proceedings.