Colorado is a popular state for motorcyclists, and rightfully so. For many people, the abundance of scenic roadways here is best enjoyed behind the handlebars of a motorcycle. Although motorcycles can be a fun way to get around, they can also be very hazardous and dangerous. Riders are completely exposed, so motorcycle accidents that involve passenger vehicles have higher odds of being fatal. Unfortunately, many accidents happen because another driver failed to see the motorcycle.
Recently in Colorado Springs, an accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV claimed the life of a man. The crash happened at the intersection of Sand Creek Drive and Airport Road. Reports said an SUV was headed north on Sand Creek Drive and attempted to make a left turn.
According to reports from the Colorado Springs Police Department, the SUV apparently pulled into the path of a motorcycle that was headed east on Airport Road, causing a collision. Reports said the force of the collision threw the rider off the motorcycle. Tragically, authorities said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
A fatal accident can happen completely without warning. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries or the tragic loss of a dear loved one due to negligence in motorcycle accidents can get help by speaking with a seasoned attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims and families recover from this traumatic experience.