A man in North Carolina lost his life in a collision while riding his motorcycle on May 18. According to the news report, the 25-year-old man was traveling with other motorcyclists when the crash occurred.
The authorities indicated that the other motorcyclists left the scene after the man was hit. The driver of the vehicle that pulled out in front of the motorcyclist was believed to have been speeding when he caused the collision. The motorcyclist who was killed was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
This is just another example of the major risk that motorcyclists face when drivers pull out in front of them. They are often unable to evade the collision, which means that they could hit the vehicle head-on. A motorcyclist who impacts another vehicle in its path may be thrown or end up underneath the other vehicle.
Crashes like this don’t have to happen. Drivers can be cautious and look both ways before entering a roadway. In this case, there were several motorcyclists together, so it should have been easier to see them. It’s not clear why the driver didn’t.
As a motorcyclist, you put yourself at risk of a crash like this every time you ride. If you are hit by a dangerous or reckless driver, remember that you can take steps to hold them accountable for their actions and to seek compensation for your injuries or a loved one’s death.