Motorcycle Accident Claims Life
A motorcyclist in Plano lost his life due to a rear end collision. According to reports on FoxDFW, the motorcyclist was traveling on Highway 75 when the accident occurred. The driver slammed into a minivan, hitting the vehicle so hard that he actually flew through the rear window and died at the scene. There were three passengers in the minivan at the time of the accident but, according to the report, none of them were hurt.
Motorcycles and Accidents
The chances of being in an accident don't go up simply because you're on a motorcycle, but the chances that you'll be seriously injured or killed do go up. Simply put, you don't have the same protection around you as does the driver of a passenger vehicle and, in fact, that is actually one of the attractive points of riding a motorcycle for enthusiasts. It's also something that means you have to pay close attention to what's going on when you're out riding.
The motorcyclist in the article was described as speeding, which is one of the worst things you can do on a motorcycle or scooter. Motorcycles and scooters are generally capable of going much faster than is safe for the vehicle. Not only is the average motorcycle rider not a professional stunt driver, they are also not ride on a controlled course. Slamming into a vehicle from behind, getting hit by a vehicle that fails to see you before it makes a turn and many other hazards mean that you have to be extra careful when you're out on the roads on two wheels.
Motorcyclists, while they do have to exercise extra caution, do have the same rights and responsibilities as anyone else on the road. There are plenty of instances when, unlike the crash reported in Plano, a driver is actually responsible for causing the accident. In these instances, the negligence is what sometimes ends up causing the rider to lose their life.
A Plano Texas car accident attorney can help motorcyclists who are involved in accidents that are the results of the negligence of a driver. If you brought the accident on yourself, however, it's not likely that there will be anybody that you can go after for damages. If you're not sure, make certain that you speak with an attorney so that you can let them know what went on that led up to your accident and so they can help you determine whether or not negligence was likely a factor.