A man who worked as a counselor at Madison College was killed along with his wife in an Amarillo motorcycle crash. The fatal motorcycle accident took place when a tractor-trailer crossed the center line of the highway and hit the rider and his passenger head-on. Pending next-of-kin notification, police withheld details about the crash.
The victim was employed by Madison College for 19 years, and the school released a statement to its student body informing them of the death of the popular counselor. He was mentioned as the mentor to the Wiser Older Workers program for displaced adult employees. Students were encouraged to take advantage of grief counseling available from the school.
From information contained in the statement, it appears that the man was riding a motorcycle with his wife as a passenger when the truck struck the bike. In many accidents involving a large vehicle, motorcycle riders and passengers are severely injured or killed due to their lack of protection from the force of such a large impact.
A motorcycle accident attorney may represent those who are injured in a motorcycle crash, as well as the families of victims who die in these crashes. Victims who suffer injuries may be able to collect payments for medical treatment costs, lost wages, increased living expenses due to physical limitations, and sums for pain and suffering. When victims die from motorcycle crash injuries, their families may be entitled to seek payment, as well. The families may be able to collect sums for medical and funeral expenses, loss of love and affection of the victim, loss of projected income and support from the victim and other costs.
Source: NBC 15, “Madison College to hold “celebration” service for Al and Jan Studesville,” June 10, 2013