Sarah Alleman, a 23-year-old art school grad, was visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan to participate in art event called No Artist Left Behind. She was crossing the street with her mother around 7 pm evening when a motorcyclist collided with her. Derek Hollis, a 30-year-old from Wyoming, was operating the motorcycle. Police say that Hollis was ejected from his bike.
Both were taken to the hospital for treatment. Alleman died from her injuries, and Hollis died eight days later.
Police say that speed and alcohol were factors in the fatal motorcycle accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that fall is the most deadly season for pedestrian accidents and that most fatal accidents for pedestrians take place between 6 pm and 9 pm. Pedestrians make up 12 percent of the total number of people killed in traffic accidents each year. Traffic accidents killed 4,280 pedestrians in 2010; 36 of those occurred in Colorado.
Riders must use extreme caution at all times. Speed and alcohol are frequent factors in bike crashes, and they pose deadly risks to pedestrians and bikers themselves. If you know someone who died or sustained catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident, please contact our law firm to tell us about it. Our number is (866) 377-3800, and we offer free consultations to explore your options.
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