It is sometimes difficult to describe the pleasure of riding motorcycles. There are a variety of factors that are part of why riding motorcycle is so appealing to so many. However, these benefits do not come without certain sacrifices. The same reasons that make motorcycle riding so appealing are oftentimes the same reasons it can be dangerous. Unfortunately, motorcycle riding can sometimes end in tragic accidents.
Sadly, a man from New Mexico tragically passed away recently after a motorcycle accident occurred. According to police, a 44-year-old man driving a Chevy Tahoe crossed the center line of a highway and struck another vehicle head on. The other vehicle was driven by a 67-year-old woman. After hitting the first vehicle, the Chevy Tahoe then proceeded to strike the motorcyclist.
The collision caused the rider to be ejected from the bike. He was then taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Chevy Tahoe faces charges related to driving left of center, along with driving under suspension. Investigators were still looking into the crash.
A motorcycle accident can have devastating results. Family members may be forced to mourn the loss of a loved one because of another driver’s reckless actions. When this happens, victims and their families may want to explore their legal rights. By doing so, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in order to obtain compensation and receive some financial relief so the victims and their families can start the healing process.
Source: KATC, “New Mexico man dies in Westlake motorcycle crash,” Sept. 21, 2015