Motorcyclist Killed In Las Vegas By Drifting Car

On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Car accidents happen all the time in Las Vegas. A lot of the time theses accidents are harmless and leave drivers with little more than a dented car. However, when a motorcycle is involved in the collision, often times much more serious damage is done. Motorcycles offer drivers almost no protection and, even in accidents that would be no big deal between two cars can be deadly for a motorcyclist.

Unfortunately a recent accident has taken the life of a local 25-year-old motorcyclist. In this case, the rider was traveling down Rainbow Boulevard near the intersection with U.S. 95 heading north. While driving, another car — a Chrysler Sebring — was traveling south on Rainbow Boulevard. Instead of staying in its lane, the car drifted into the oncoming traffic and started traveling the wrong way.

According to reports, the motorcyclist tried to slow down and avoid the car, but could not. Instead, the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike after it turned on to its side and slid across the road. The car then hit both the motorcyclist and the motorcycle. The motorcyclist died on the scene.

In the media, motorcyclists are often portrayed as reckless. They are often assumed to be law-breakers seeking nothing more than thrills. However, motorcycle accidents, like this one, are often caused by another driver’s negligence and not because of reckless behavior on the part of the motorcyclist.

When negligence causes an accident, the negligent driver is financially responsible for any damage that is caused. When motorcyclists are killed, their families can file a wrongful death suit to recover damages. These damages can include medical expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering.

Source: KTNV, “Man killed in motorcycle crash near U.S. 95 identified,” Krista Hostetler, Aug. 12, 2013

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