A motorcycle crash on East Carson Street and South 11th Street has left one man dead. According to police, the accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The motorcyclist was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment where he later died due to the extent of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.
The accident is still under investigation and the cause of the crash has not been determined. However, a Port Authority bus was behind the vehicle and captured the accident on video. This video will be used to help determine fault.
Although the cause is still under investigation, there are a few common causes of crashes involving a motorcycle.
Drivers of motor vehicles tend to merge into lanes without seeing a motorcyclist which then causes an accident. Also, drivers turning in front of motorcycles is a common way an accident occurs. Drivers do not realize that motorcyclists cannot slow down as easily as a vehicle can.
You can read our previous blog post here where we discuss how drivers can protect motorcyclists on the road.
Recovering compensation after an accident.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries they sustain can be life threatening and at times deadly. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have the right to recover money for medical bills, funeral costs and pain and suffering.
Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case today.