The vast majority of motorcyclists diligently follow the recommended safety standards and pay close attention to the road when they are out on their bikes. Unfortunately, even the most skilled riders face the dangers posed by negligent motorists, who are responsible for countless motorcycle accidents. One recent collision left a man dead and Colorado State Police searching for a driver.
An initial report indicated that a motorcyclist was involved in a crash with a wild animal. After investigators arrived on the scene, it was determined that the 63-year-old man was the victim of a hit-and-run wreck. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. Officials confirmed via a social media post that the incident was fatal.
It is unclear whether the victim died at the scene or was transported to a medical facility. Police are conducting a search for a blue Toyota that is expected to have damage that corresponds with the crash. It is also believed to have a particular company sticker in the rear window. Officials stated they did have some information concerning the possible driver.
Once apprehended, the driver will likely face several charges in connection with this fatal crash. Understandably, for the victim's family, no criminal charges will undo the damage that has been done or bring solace for the loss of their family member. Colorado families who lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents that are deemed the fault of another party may seek just compensation for their financial losses by filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit. While no amount of compensation can undo what has already occurred, a successfully navigated claim may result in the entry of a monetary judgment for damages sustained. An experienced and compassionate attorney can provide assistance in guiding clients through the civil justice system.