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Motorcyclist killed after crashing into van making U-turn

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

There are strict traffic laws in Louisiana that are meant to regulate what drivers do when on the road. The goal of this is not to cause an inconvenience, but to make certain that everyone is as safe as possible. However, not all drivers adhere to these laws, and it can cause an accident with injuries, even fatalities.

People on motorcycles are inherently vulnerable to being injured or losing their lives in motorcycle accidents, and this is especially true when a vehicle is making illegal or negligent maneuvers. After a motorcyclist is injured or killed in a crash, it is essential for the rider and his or her family to understand how to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A 33-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed when he crashed into the back of a van that had just made a U-turn. The accident happened at around 8 p.m. The van was said to be heading north before making the U-turn. When it was in the southbound lanes, the motorcyclist hit the back of it. Emergency personnel were called, but the rider was declared dead at the site of the crash. The investigation into the motorcycle accident is continuing.

Drivers of conventional vehicles are frequently unaware of motorcycles. Motorcycle unawareness can lead to dangerous situations and accidents. Because motorcyclists are unprotected by anything more than their own reactions if, for example, a vehicle fails to yield or cuts them off, a crash can cause them head injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones and death.

Should they survive, they might need surgical procedures, extended medical care and never return to normal. This can place a strain on their families and their finances. If there is a fatality, their loved ones will need to learn to move forward without them. The only strategy to recover sufficient compensation might be a legal filing.

A van that was making a U-turn and entered the southbound lanes of the road where a motorcycle was riding straight. Unfortunately, the motorcycle hit the back of the van and the rider was killed. Although law enforcement is investigating the case, the family of the motorcyclist must make certain that it is protected by speaking to an attorney who is experienced in motorcycle crashes and accidents involving drivers who have violated the law.

Source: The Advocate, “Police ID motorcycle driver killed in crash Tuesday night on Plank Road,” April 4, 2018