The state of Colorado has no shortage of scenic roadways. The beautiful landscapes are a big reason why riding motorcycles is a popular pastime here, especially during the warmer months of the year. Although motorcycles are fun, most people are aware that they are also dangerous. Due to the lack of protection, the odds of being severely injured or killed in an accident are multiplied for motorcyclists.
Details of a motorcycle versus vehicle accident
Recently in the Loveland area near Denver, a motorcycle rider lost his life after he crashed into a vehicle. The unfortunate accident happened during the early evening hours on East 29th Street. Apparently, the driver of an SUV exited a nearby parking lot and was turning left to head west on East 29th Street.
While turning onto the roadway, the SUV drove into the path of a motorcycle that was traveling east and caused a collision, reports said. According to authorities, the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Reportedly, the driver and passenger in the SUV were not injured in the crash.
Dealing with the aftermath
Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle accidents don’t necessarily happen more frequently than other types of motor vehicle accidents. However, when they do, the aftermath can be absolutely devastating for those in Colorado who are affected. The surviving loved ones of the motorcyclist who died in this accident can pursue rightful damages by speaking with a lawyer. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help struggling families pay for medical and end-of-life expenses.