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A fatal motorcycle accident shut down Interstate 225 in Aurora, Colorado on May 24. The accident happened after a minivan slowed causing the motorcyclist to brake abruptly, lose control of the motorcycle and lightly hit the van. The motorcyclist fell into the right lane and was run over by a semi-truck. Alcohol nor speeding is suspected to be a contributor to the accident.
This is a tragic example of how motorcycles should maintain a good distance from the vehicle in front as well as cars in front being mindful of the motorcycle behind them. When a car is following a motorcycle, it is good practice to remain about three car lengths away from the motorcycle. It is also in the motorcyclist’s best interest to maintain this distance when following a car. Even though a motorcycle can stop quicker than a car, truck or van, it is also more likely to lose control.
Motorcycle accidents on highways are often times caused by a motorist hitting a motorcycle, because they were following too close or failed to notice the bike on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the fault of the other driver, then you may be entitled to compensation. Please call our national accident lawyer at (866) 377-3800 for a free consultation of your case.
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