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Motorcycle accidents: Driver says he did not see oncoming bike

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents

Two lives were lost in Denver on a recent Saturday evening when, it appears, a driver failed to see an oncoming biker as he turned left at an intersection. The driver of the car claimed to have seen the light of an approaching motorcycle but thought that it was far enough away for him to complete the turn safely. Sadly, like in many other motorcycle accidents, the crash that followed killed the rider and the passenger of the bike.

According to a witness, there were two motorcycles, one of which was struck by the car as the driver made the turn. That witness told officials that the light was green for the motorcycles when one of them hit the car. However, other witnesses made conflicting reports about the speed of the vehicle and the bikes. An arrest might follow the conclusion of the investigation.

The witnesses who called 911 says the operator asked her to check whether CPR could be performed. The witness claims that the biker appeared to have been fatally injured, and the female passenger only survived for a short time. Surveillance footage is being scrutinized to learn the real facts and circumstances that led to the death of these two riders.

When loved ones are killed in motorcycle accidents, the surviving family members might have questions about their rights to recover damages. An experienced personal injury attorney in Denver can assess the crash details to determine whether there is proof of negligence, which is the basis for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. The lawyer can then provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the legal proceedings in pursuit of financial relief to cover economic and emotional losses.