Colorado is home to thousands of motorcyclists. Residents here ride motorcycles year-round even though the winters can be brutally cold. Unfortunately, other drivers may not think to look for motorcycles during cold winter days. Many motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles happen simply because a driver failed to spot the motorcycle. According to recent statistics, about half of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve passenger vehicles.
Fatal accident details
Recently in eastern Colorado Springs, a motorcyclist was killed after a collision with another vehicle. The crash happened during the afternoon hours on North Circle Drive near Paseo Road. According to accident reports, a vehicle was turning left to go northbound on North Circle Drive when it collided with a motorcycle that was traveling on North Circle Drive.
Reports said the impact of the collision knocked the rider from the motorcycle. Tragically, authorities said the motorcyclist was killed in the crash. Reportedly, there was no word on the status of the driver of the vehicle. Police said they are continuing to investigate the accident.
There is help for victims and families
It goes without saying that motorcycles are smaller than most other vehicles on the road. The small profile of motorcycles can make them much harder for other drivers to see, especially in less-than-ideal weather conditions and heavy traffic. Unfortunately, when larger passenger vehicles cause motorcycle accidents, riders are more likely to suffer serious and fatal injuries since they are unprotected and exposed. In Colorado, when a person is injured or loses a loved one in motorcycle accidents caused by negligence, those affected have the right to speak with a lawyer and take legal action. A successfully litigated claim could provide victims and families with much-needed financial relief.