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Car accidents are a serious threat to motorcycle riders

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2019 | Firm News

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, especially in the summer. They are economical to drive and can be a lot of fun to motor around on. Groups can be often be seen riding together on the highways of Louisiana. When involved in car accidents, riders of motorcycles are significantly more likely to suffer serious injury or death as a result.

A group of friends were riding their motorcycles near Frogmore Plantation early one morning. A woman driving a car in the opposite direction crossed the yellow line as she neared the motorcycles. When the car crossed the line, it crashed into two eastbound bikes. Two other people riding bikes behind them also crashed as a result of the collision.

One of the bike riders was thrown from his motorcycle into the path of traffic and was hit by a car. In all, seven people were injured or died as a result of the crash. One bike rider died as a result of his injuries. Five other riders and the driver of the car were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries. It is believed that impairment may have been a contributing factor to the cause of the crash.

The loss or serious injury of a loved ones as a result of tragic car accidents will forever mar the memory of a summer outing. There is no way to turn back time and undo the tragedy. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can provide one with information as to whether a civil lawsuit against the party deemed responsible is a viable option.