It is no secret that there is a certain level of risk associated with riding a motorcycle. Riders obviously do not have the same level of protection afforded by others operating a car or truck. When another driver’s actions create a hazardous situation, a rider may be left with little chance of moving out of the path of danger. A 63-year-old Rhode Island man was recently such a victim when he was hit by another driver while on his bike.
According to reports, the crash took place at around 4:30 p.m. on a recent Monday as the motorcyclist traveled east on Route 44 near Putnam Pike and Pine Orchard Road. For reasons still under investigation, the woman driver of an oncoming car suddenly crossed the center line into the motorcycle path. The rider was unable to avoid a collision and died from his injuries at the crash scene.
Although an investigation into the incident continues, there is no further information as to why the car’s driver crossed into oncoming traffic. Regardless of the vehicle, similar head-on crashes are often fatal for drivers and other passengers in the cars or bikes. This leaves surviving loved ones to grieve their unexpected loss.
Family members may wish to seek damages
Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle crash due to a negligent driver’s senseless actions is something that few will ever recover from. Some who suffered under similar circumstances have turned to the courts to hold the other driver accountable for their actions.
A personal injury attorney that has experience with motorcycle accidents or wrongful death lawsuits can provide knowledgeable guidance for addressing this matter. Nothing can bring back a loved one, but surviving family members can often receive financial restitution. This involves loss of income that would have been provided by the deceased and related medical expenses caused by the injuries.