According to The Delaware County Times, on November 13, seven motorcyclists were involved in a collision in Ocotillo, CA. A Honda Accord triggered the motorcycle accident when he attempted to pass a dozen motorcycles, which forced another vehicle to swerve to avoid a head-on car crash. He lost control and killed 4 motorcyclists. The Honda Accord did not stop.
The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,000 deaths and around 76,000 injuries take place every year as a result of motorcycle accidents. If passenger vehicles don’t obey the rules of the road, they may hit a motorcycle while changing lanes, may disregard their presence on the road, or ignore right-of-way laws. Unfortunately, the toll is usually on the side of the motorcyclist in these cases. Due to the inherent lack of protection while on a motorcycle, catastrophic injury often occurs, ranging from broken bones and minor lacerations and bruises to disfigurement, brain injury, paralysis and even death.
Motorcycle accidents have a variety of causes such as driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driver error, poor weather conditions, and defective motor vehicle parts. A PA motorcycle collision with a car, truck, SUV or other motor vehicle will likely cause serious injury or death to the motorcyclist.
The police are still looking for the Honda driver who caused this tragic motorcycle accident. That driver can be held liable for the crash in a court of law. Families of accident victims have the right to seek damages from reckless motorists on behalf of lost loved ones, and the best strategy in doing so is to retain the services of an experienced accident attorney who will examine all circumstances surrounding an accident to determine the negligent parties involved. The Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP, understand the severity of motorcycle accidents and their life-changing effects. Call today for a free and confidential consultation.