This fatal motorcycle accident is a reminder of how important it is for drivers to be aware when they’re traveling. Once again, a vehicle has pulled out in front of a motorcyclist, resulting two fatalities. Motorcycle accidents like these can be prevented, and when a driver’s negligence is at fault, injured parties or the family of those who are killed may be able to seek compensation for their damages.
According to the report from May 17, this motorcycle accident took place along U.S. 431 in New Hope, Alabama. The story reports that the two people on the motorcycle, a husband and wife from Florida, had been traveling and pulling out of a lot when a car struck them. It’s not clear if the victims were seen before the vehicle struck them, and authorities are investigating.
What is known is that the accident took place at around 1:45 p.m., near the intersection of U.S. 431 and Merritt Drive. It’s possible that the victims were struck by a vehicle that quickly pulled out of traffic or ran through a stop sign. The police haven’t said what happened yet, but the news has reported that the 61-year-old man on the motorcycle as well as his 57-year-old wife died from their injuries. The motorcyclists were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the news. The person inside the car was not seriously injured, according to a report from Alabama.com.
This kind of accident is important to look at objectively, because there are so many aspects to consider. The wrongful deaths of two people in this way can look like an accident, but if negligence, like talking on a phone or texting, was at fault, then the driver may be able to be charged with a crime, even if what happened isn’t entirely clear.
Source: Alabama.com, “Florida couple identified in fatal Friday afternoon motorcycle wreck in New Hope” Lucy Berry, May. 17, 2014