As warm weather quickly approaches in Colorado, there will be more and more motorcycles sharing the roadways with passenger vehicles. Motorcycles are an efficient way to get around and can also be a lot of fun to ride. However, there are added risks when motorcyclists are riding near other vehicles. Motorcycles have a smaller profile, which can make them harder for other drivers to spot. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death since riders are minimally protected.
Motorcycle versus truck accident
Recently in Colorado Springs, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident with a pickup truck. The crash happened during the afternoon hours at the intersection of North Marksheffel Road and Tamlin Road. According to reports, the motorcyclist was turning from Tamilin Road onto North Marksheffel when he was hit by a pickup truck that was headed south on Marksheffel Road.
Motorcyclist died at hospital
Reports said the impact threw the rider off the motorcycle. Apparently, the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries. Police said they do not suspect that speed and impairment were factors in the crash. Reportedly, North Marksheffel Road was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Motorcyclists never know what they may face as they take to the roadway. Riders should always stay focused and ride defensively. When a motorcyclist in Colorado is killed due to the negligence of another driver, the surviving family members have options available that may help to ease pain and suffering. By contacting a skilled litigator and filing a wrongful death claim, surviving family members could obtain much-needed compensation.