One early evening in late July, a car turned in front of a motorcyclist while entering a shopping center in Aurora, Colorado. The shopping center was located at the corner of Mississippi Avenue and Quentin Street.
The motorcycle rider was traveling west on Mississippi Avenue just east of Peoria Street, and struck the car broadside. The rider was not wearing a helmet, and he was killed in the accident.
The driver remained at the scene and alerted police. Investigators do not believe alcohol or excessive speed caused the accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who turn left in front of a motorcyclist cause more than 40 percent of collisions between cars and motorcycles. Even if a motorcyclist realizes what is happening, it is often too late to avoid the crash.
Turning in front of a motorcyclist is a tragically common mistake, and the consequences can be fatal for motorcyclists. Drivers often walk away from accidents like this, even when they are at fault.
Am I Responsible for My Motorcycle Accident?
Drivers have a responsibility to be aware of the road and their fellow travelers at all times. Inattention or distraction still counts as negligence, and careless drivers should be held accountable.
If an inattentive driver caused your motorcycle accident, the injuries and medical bills could seem overwhelming. Metier Law Firm can help you sort out the legal issues, allowing you to focus on healing. For more information on how a civil suit could help you, contact our office, or check out our Facebook page.
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