Colorado motorists face certain risks anytime they take to the road. These risks are magnified for motorcyclists. For one, motorcycles have two wheels instead of four, so they’re less stable. Also, riders are exposed and minimally protected, so the odds of serious injury or death increase substantially in the event of an accident.
The recent death of a motorcyclist added to what has been a deadly month in Larimer County. This incident happened during the afternoon in Loveland at the intersection of Fall River Drive and East Eisenhower Boulevard, about a mile west of Interstate 25. Accident reports said the motorcyclist was headed west on Eisenhower Boulevard when an eastbound vehicle attempted to turn left onto Fall River Drive from Eisenhower Boulevard.
Apparently, the vehicle turned into the path of the motorcyclist, causing the collision. Authorities said the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries and was taken to an area hospital where, tragically, he was pronounced dead. According to reports, this was the sixth fatal motorcycle accident that has occurred in Larimer County over the past month.
Where to get help
Although motorcycles are technically more dangerous than passenger vehicles, it’s not the motorcycles themselves that are so hazardous. Many serious and fatal motorcycle accidents happen due to the errors of other drivers on the road. The accident detailed above may have happened because the driver of the other vehicle did not see the approaching motorcycle. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of another party could benefit by speaking with an attorney. Victims and families could obtain much-needed compensation through a successful lawsuit.