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Vehicle exiting private driveway sparks fatal motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Motorcyclists in Baton Rouge will have many things to think about as they take to the road. Other drivers might not be as cautious and conscientious as they should be with motorcyclists sharing the road, there can be road hazards and a crash can cause serious injuries and death simply because of rider vulnerability. One of the biggest risks that a motorcyclist can face is when a vehicle is exiting a driveway and enters the motorcycle’s path. There is a split-second for the rider to avoid an accident and they often fail. When there is a motorcycle accident of this kind, the aftermath can be terrible, making it necessary to consider a lawsuit.

According to a recent report, a motorcycle rider was in a crash with an SUV drove into his path. He died as a result. The accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. when the 24-year-old rider was heading west. The SUV, a 2003 Ford Explorer, was exiting a private driveway and there was a collision. Emergency service was called and the man was declared dead at the site of the accident. The investigation is continuing.

Motorcyclists will know the dangers they must combat when they are riding. Most will accept that to do something they enjoy. While many people who do not ride might believe that it is an unnecessary risk and the riders are placing themselves in danger, crashes often happen not because of the rider being reckless, but because of drivers of conventional motor vehicles failing to pay strict attention to their surroundings and failing to take all the required steps to share the road properly. A motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries and long-term damage. Medical costs can exorbitant and lives can change drastically after an accident. If the injuries are bad enough, there can be a fatality.

In this crash, a motorcyclist was killed when a vehicle ran into its path. The investigation into the case is ongoing and the full details have yet to come to light. As the case moves on, the motorcyclist’s family should keep their rights in mind in order to attempt to receive compensation the motorcycle accident.

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