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Crash results in death of Pennsylvania motorcycle rider

Motorcycle accidents are altogether too frequent upon our Pennsylvania roads. Though sometimes the motorcycle rider is at fault, many more wrongful death cases come about because individuals did not pay attention to the presence of a motorcycle being present on the roadway.

A 28-year old Pennsylvania man was recently killed in such a motorcycle crash when the motorcycle collided with a jeep that was making a left turn out of a driveway. The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet at the time the collision took place, but he nevertheless died from injuries that were sustained in the accident.

Drivers often assume a motorcycle is not present because they do not see them in their mirrors or check out every blind spot. Sometimes drivers go through stop signs or turn into an intersection without closely checking to see if a motorcycle is approaching the intersection.

Whether inattention was the cause of this particular crash has yet to be determined. The information provided so far is insufficient to make such a determination.

Victims involved in such accidents and their family members may require assistance and advice from an attorney. Attorneys can provide options to such family members, and provide an independent investigation into how the accident occurred.

Family members of victims killed in such motorcycle crashes will want such an accident investigated as soon as possible. This is in part because witnesses will forget the exact details as to what occurred. However, it's also because family members would like to discover precisely how such an accident occurred so that they can have closure.

Source: Abington Patch, "Police ID Driver in Fatal Motorcycle Crash," September 11, 2012

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