Bikers are especially vulnerable to injuries in the event of a crash. Even a low-speed collision with a larger, heavier vehicle has the ability to leave the person on the motorcycle with serious or fatal injuries. Safety equipment and safe driving may not be enough to protect a biker when other drivers are reckless or negligent. A recent fatal motorcycle accident underlines the importance of safely sharing the road with bikers.
A tragic and preventable motorcycle crash
Four young men were riding their bikes in Phoenix when the accident occurred. A driver ran a red light, crashing into the group of bikers. One of the bikers who survived the crash recounted that the events happened very quickly, and Arizona law enforcement believed that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
At the time the four motorcycles were driving through the intersection, a vehicle came through the intersection and attempted to make a turn. The vehicle crashed with two of the motorcycles. One of the bikers died from his injuries, and the other biker suffered road rash in the collision. The driver of the vehicle apparently admitted to getting behind the wheel after she had consumed alcohol.
The rights of the victims
Video footage indicates that the bikers had a green light at the time of the crash. As there is evidence to suggest the driver is responsible for what happened, the loved ones of the deceased and other injured victims may have grounds to pursue legal options through a civil claim. The Arizona civil justice system provides these victims the opportunity to seek recompense and justice through a lawsuit against the driver.