Wrong-Way Driver Kills Aspen Motorcyclist

On Saturday, August 23, a Ford station wagon crossed into the wrong lane and collided with an Aspen motorcyclist head on. The driver sustained minor injuries, but the motorcyclist died at the scene.

The accident happened on Highway 82 near Basalt, about 90 minutes after a moderate rainstorm. Police are waiting to notify the victim’s family before releasing his name.

Colorado State Patrol reported that at 5 p.m. that Saturday, an 88-year-old Carbondale man crossed into oncoming traffic, driving his 2003 Ford Focus east in the westbound lanes. The station wagon struck the red 2002 Ducati head on, throwing the rider into the road and killing him instantly.

After receiving treatment for minor injuries at Valley View Hospital, police arrested the wrong-way driver on suspicion of careless driving causing death. State patrol says additional charges may be pending.

Motorcycle safety tips can help riders travel safely, but careless drivers will always be dangerous. Motorcyclists often sustain the most severe injuries in a collision, even when the driver is clearly in the wrong.

Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be life-changing, requiring weeks of recovery time and thousands of dollars in medical fees. If your injury was caused by negligence, a personal injury settlement could help you hold a careless driver accountable.

I Was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident! What Are My Legal Options?

Metier Law Firm has been defending the rights of Colorado motorcyclists for more than 20 years. The video below shows our law firm participating in the Realities Ride and Rally, a motorcycle benefit to honor wounded veterans and raise money for at-risk youth.

At Metier Law Firm, most of our experienced civil attorneys are motorcycle enthusiasts or riders themselves, so we know how to fight for you. To discuss your bicycle accident with a qualified attorney, schedule your free consultation today. We want to hear your story.

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Source: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12724669-113/highway-accident-basalt-crash

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