Distracted drivers can cause accidents on the road, even if their eyes are averted only a moment. Even drivers who are paying attention to the road in front of them can fail to see a motorcyclist. When motorcycles are involved in car accidents, there is often a higher chance the motorcyclist will be seriously injured or killed.
One man is dead after a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire. According to the New Hampshire State Police, the accident took place on Route 124. The 43-year-old motorcyclist was traveling westbound on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Authorities say a man driving a Ford F-150 hit the motorcycle from behind.
The collision occurred when the motorcyclist was in the process of making a right-hand turn. According to reports, the motorcyclist was following proper traffic laws in making the turn.
The 43-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the accident. Police say he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of those injuries. However, he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Ford truck and one passenger in that truck were checked for injuries, and no injuries were reported. The police spent several hours at the scene taking pictures and conducting an investigation. The incident is still under investigation, according to reports.
When someone is injured or killed in an accident that is caused by the fault or negligence of another party, the injured person or family has a right to seek compensation through civil personal injury claims. Those claims are separate from any police investigation or charges, though information in the police report may be important as evidence in a civil case.
Source: Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, "Car versus motorcycle accident results in fatality" Dylan Fisher, Jul. 23, 2014