It cannot be said often enough how important it is to keep an eye out for motorcyclists when you are driving an automobile. The disparity between size and protection offered between an automobile and a motorcycle is so extreme that almost any impact between the two can be fatal for the motorcyclist. The death of a man in a motorcycle accident in Colorado last week demonstrates the need for caution whatever you are driving.
Clayton, WY, resident Christopher Corrigan was driving outside of Boulder on his Harley-Davidson in the afternoon on U.S. 36 when he approached the intersection of the highway and Nelson Rd. An Oldsmobile Bravada did not yield to him and pulled out into the highway.
Corrigan struck the vehicle, flying off his motorcycle. Authorities took him to the Boulder Community Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Jessica Griffin of Denver, was not injured.
While they do not think drugs or alcohol were involved, authorities are waiting to file charges pending investigation.
Wherever fault is determined to lie, this accident is yet another reminder of the dangers of not driving defensively. You cannot guarantee your protection whatever vehicle you are using, but you can minimize the dangers.
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