An accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV ended in tragedy when two men were killed, according to local sources. Motorcycle accidents often cause serious or even fatal injuries, and Colorado police are pursuing a thorough investigation into what caused this most recent crash. For the moment, they have not determined which vehicle operator was at fault, but they have speculated that the motorcyclist himself may have caused the accident.
According to the accident report, which is still incomplete at this time, it appears an SUV and a motorcycle crashed in an intersection in Thornton around noon on Dec. 6. The details of the accident have not been released to the public, but it has been confirmed that both the operator of the motorcycle and a passenger on his bike were killed in the collision. The passenger was also male, but neither man has been identified by name so far.
The condition of the SUV driver is unknown at this time. Police have reason to believe the motorcyclist may have been in the wrong, but it remains to be seen if the SUV driver will also be considered culpable in the crash. Police have not filed charges against that individual so far.
Motorcycles can be dangerous vehicles to operate, and the prevalence of motorcycle accidents on Colorado roadways speaks to this danger. If it is determined in this case that the deceased motorcyclist was at fault for the accident, the family of the deceased passenger may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against his estate in civil court. The SUV driver and any passengers may also file personal injury charges against the estate if they were hurt in the crash.
Source: kdvr.com, "2 motorcyclists killed in 2-vehicle crash in Thornton", Dec. 6, 2017