New Hampshire weather isn’t always great for riding motorcycles, so when it is, motorists should know that there will be motorcycles on the roads. Distracted driving and inattention can lead to injuries and deaths, and if you’ve been victimized by a distracted driver, you deserve the compensation needed to pay your bills and get your life back to normal. Motorcycle accidents happen, like this one involving a car and a motorcycle, but that doesn’t mean you should have to foot the bill.
The accident resulted in the death of a New Ipswich man, reports claim, after his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck from behind by another vehicle. He had been heading west on Route 124 when he was hit by a white 2001 Ford F-150 being driven by a 69-year-old man.
At the time of the accident, the motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man, had been turning right onto Hillcrest Road. It’s not stated why the truck didn’t slow or stop for the motorcyclist, especially since the turn was legal, but the collision resulted in serious injuries for the 43-year-old. He was rushed to Monadnock Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The truck driver and his passenger were both taken to the hospital as well, but no injuries were reported. Police are now investigating the accident to see what exactly caused the incident. Weather was not reported to be an issue at the time of the crash, and images showed a sunny day on the scene. If negligence in the form of distractions or speeding is a cause of this accident, the police may choose to press charges against the driver.
Source: Ledger Transcript, “Car versus motorcycle accident results in fatality” Dylan Fisher, Jul. 24, 2014