Car vs. Motorcycle Ends in Fatality

Randal Staggs, 52, Colorado Springs, died when his motorcycle collided with a car shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2011.

The accident occurred at the intersection of 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO.

Staggs was driving a 1983 Honda motorcycle, heading west on Colorado Avenue when he collided with a 1999 Toyota Camry, driven by Ryan Hieronyumus, 20, Colorado Springs. Hieronyumus was travelling east on Colorado Avenue and turning left onto 31st street.

Witness reports are unclear as to who had the right of way at the time of the collision. Staggs was ejected from his bike and emergency personnel transported him to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Motorcycle vs. car collisions where the car turns into or in front of the motorcycle are fairly common, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Major Accident Unit is handling the investigation of the crash and, at the time of this writing, neither speed nor alcohol nor drugs are considered factors in the crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a motorcycle vs. car collision, a Denver accident attorney can provide guidance and assistance.

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