A motorcyclist who was involved in a crash with an SUV was killed on April 11 in Arizona. According to the preliminary reports, the crash took place on Highway 95 near the intersection with Marina Boulevard in Bullhead City at approximately 7:45 p.m.
The motorcyclist was traveling north on the highway when a Saturn SUV attempted to turn east on Marina Boulevard. The SUV turned directly into the path of the motorcyclist, who tried and failed to avoid the Saturn. According to reports, the collision caused the bike to slide on the pavement, rupturing either the fuel line or the gas tank.
The motorcyclist was transported to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, and reports say that the cause of death was major trauma. He was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. The SUV’s driver and a passenger in the vehicle did not suffer any injuries. Charges for failing to yield to the motorcyclist are pending. However, the police were still investigating the accident at the time of reporting, and authorities suggest that SUV’s driver may face additional charges.
When a person is killed in a car accident, the victim’s family may be faced with a number of financial difficulties, including costs related to funeral and burial services as well as the expenses stemming from emergency medical treatment rendered before the person’s death. These economic burdens may be exacerbated if the victim provided the family with monetary support. In an effort to cover those expenses and the loss of income, the victim’s family might pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the individual who caused the accident.
In this case, the motorcyclist’s family might name the SUV’s driver as a defendant in a civil case. A personal injury attorney working with the family could develop a case that demonstrates the man’s liability after reviewing the relevant police reports. That attorney might also determine the amount of compensation that may be sought in court.
Source: The Daily News, “Motorcyclist killed Friday night in Highway 95 wreck,” Jason Carr, April 13, 2014