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Arizona motorcyclist killed in car accident

When the weather outside is beautiful, it is not uncommon for many Arizona drivers to see people walking, cycling and riding their motorcycles. Even though most people tend to drive a car, when using the roadways they should always be aware of other forms and modes of transportation that others might use. Drivers not used to seeing bicyclists or motorcyclists, for instance, may collide with them causing serious injury and even death.

According to the Tucson Police, a motorcyclist who was recently involved in a car collision unfortunately lost his life. The tragic accident occurred around 8:30 in the evening west of Craycoft Road near Beverly Avenue on Speedway Blvd. Preliminary accident investigations indicate that a passenger car with two people in it was attempting to make a left turn when it collided with the motorcyclist. Sadly, the motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The two individuals in the car did not sustain any injuries. As a result of the accident, eastbound Speedway was closed for several hours as authorities cleared the scene of the accident. According to authorities, the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but nevertheless lost his life.

Given the size of car versus a motorcycle, any contact between the two will result in the likelihood that a motorcyclist will sustain serious injuries or die. In fact, according to one statistic, motorcyclists are nearly 26 times more likely to lose their life in a car accident than a passenger or driver who is in the car. Furthermore, motorcyclists are five times more likely to suffer injuries as well.

One has the freedom to choose one's mode of transportation. However, it is important to learn, be aware and cognizant of others with whom one shares the road. Even though public service announcements may encourage car drivers to be aware of motorcycles on the roads, crashes routinely happen. Losing a loved one in such accidents is indeed tragic. Depending on the facts of the case, a family may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and hold a negligent driver or operator of a vehicle responsible.

Source: Tucson News NOW, "Deadly motorcycle crash shuts down Speedway at Beverly in midtown," Jackie Kent, June 30, 2014

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