Car accidents with motorcycles can cause injuries or worse

A collision between any two vehicles on a busy roadway can obviously lead to injuries or worse. When those car accidents involve motorcycles, the drivers and passengers on those motorcycles can be at a greater risk for serious injury or death. A recent collision between a car and a motorcycle on an Indiana roadway led to the death of the motorcyclist and injuries for his passenger.

The accident occurred just after noon on a Sunday. A 44-year-old man and his 32-year-old passenger were hit by a Pontiac. According to reports, the Pontiac driver was about to make a left turn onto another road. Then, that driver apparently pulled back into traffic upon realizing it was the wrong road; this lead to the collision.

The 44-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident. The passenger was transported to a medical facility by helicopter. The driver who hit the motorcycle suffered cuts on his hands and needed medical treatment also.

Once an investigation into car accidents of this nature is complete, victims who have suffered injuries or family members of victims who lost their lives have certain rights under the law. Those individuals affected by a car accident due to the recklessness or negligence of another may pursue damages in an Indiana civil court. For some victims, the successful pursuit of damages may be the only way to deal with mounting medical bills, the financial impact of lost wages and funeral costs for loved ones who were lost in an unexpected accident.

Source: fox59.com, " Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in crash with car", Jim Scott, Sept. 13, 2015