When you ride a motorcycle, you expect drivers to be aware of your presence. Not paying attention to the roadways can mean serious injuries or even your death. Drivers sometimes pull out in front of motorcyclists or follow them too closely; those are both negligent acts that could result in injuries and a person’s wrongful death.
This recent fatal motorcycle crash in New Hampshire is under investigation, because it left a 24-year-old man dead at the intersection of Mammoth Road and Tenney Roads. It was reported that the 24-year-old man had been riding a 2005 black and orange Kawasaki ZX 639 headed north on Mammoth Road when he was struck by a Honda hatchback that pulled out from Tenney Road.
When the impact took place, the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike. He was not wearing a helmet at the time, which may have contributed to his injuries and eventual death. Emergency personnel at the scene reported that the man was not breathing and was unconscious when they arrived. He was transported to the local Lowell General Hospital and pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Honda was a 22-year-old woman from Salem, New Hampshire. She was also treated for injuries at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center. She suffered minor injuries, but she was able to be released.
No charges have been filed yet, as this case is still being investigated. If it’s found that negligence was the reason for the accident, the person responsible could be charged criminally and/or taken to civil court. Your case could be similar to this one; once you know the facts, you can seek compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
Source: NECN, “Fatal Motorcycle Crash Under Investigation” Allison Sonfist, Aug. 27, 2014