A Denver jury awarded a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a hit-and-run victim who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
In 2011, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding near Federal Boulevard and Virginia Avenue when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled out of a car wash directly into the bike’s path. The rider tried to slow down, but there was not enough room, and he slammed into the SUV.
A disturbing video of the crash shows the driver continuing north on Federal for half a block before he abandoned his car and fled. He also abandoned two passengers, one of whom sustained a serious head injury.
Police arrested the 26-year-old driver several days later, although they did not discuss what charges he was facing.
The motorcyclist’s family filed a suit against the reckless driver, alleging wrongful death and negligence. On October 1 of this year, a jury found the driver liable for the man’s death and awarded the family $2.5 million.
Motorcycles are fun and fast and exciting, but they offer very few safety options. If riders are hit by a careless driver, they often suffer serious injuries or death.
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