Motorcycles are the chosen vehicle for transportation for many motorists. It can be an efficient and enjoyable way to commute to work and travel, but it can be dangerous for riders when motorcycle accidents occur. The lack of a barrier between a rider and a larger vehicle offers little protection if a collision occurs. Sadly, one Tennessee family recently learned how dangerous a motorcycle crash can be following the death of their father.
The 54-year-old father was commuting to work on his motorcycle when the accident occurred. It is unknown what events transpired just before the collision, but another motorist struck the bike. Reportedly, the bike was mangled to the point of unrecognition.
The man suffered a shattered pelvis, internal bleeding and other serious injuries, and he did not survive. The other motorist who crashed into the motorcycle fled the scene of the accident. The driver was later apprehended, and official charges for fleeing the scene of a crash have been filed.
Typically, careful driving and operating a vehicle without distraction can aid in the safety of all drivers and motorcyclists. When tragic motorcycle accidents occur, lives can be lost as in this man's case. A family will surely feel the pain of the loss for the rest of their lives, as well as receive the shock of the financial costs of burial expenses. Some families may find comfort and closure in discussing their legal options with a Tennessee personal injury attorney. They may choose to file a wrongful death claim in civil court against presumed negligent parties.