Fatal Motorcycle Accident Caused by Driver Making U-Turn
August 26th, 2013|
August 26, 2013
Research has shown a large portion of motorcycle accidents are the result of motorists failing to yield to an oncoming bike. Failing to see the motorcyclist is one of the most common reasons given as a cause to these collisions.
The Buffalo Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain driver inattention may have been to blame for a recent collision that killed a 26-year-old man.
An article from The Buffalo News stated the victim was riding a motorcycle along westbound on North Road in Genesee County at around 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Just ahead of him, a 55-year-old driver of a Smart car attempted to make a U-turn in the road. The car turned in front of the bike and the two vehicles collided.
The motorcyclist died at the scene and charges are pending against the driver responsible for causing the crash.
Accidents like this prompt many motorists to wonder what action can be being taken to help prevent such collisions from occurring.
William Mattar Law Offices’ team of Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers says motorists should be more aware of their surroundings and the potential presence of motorcycles on the road by always looking twice in both directions before pulling into or moving in traffic. Motorcyclists should focus on being more visible to others on the road by utilizing headlights and wearing light-colored or reflective clothing when riding.