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Hit-and-run collision between pickup and motorcycle kills rider

| Nov 8, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Motorcyclists in Denver and throughout Colorado know they face major risks when they take to the roads. Still, they enjoy the activity and put their faith in other drivers adhering to the law and making certain they keep an eye on riders to ensure that everyone is safe. Unfortunately, accidents will happen. With the vulnerability of motorcyclists, any wreck can lead to catastrophic injuries and death. Those impacted should remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a pickup truck after which the driver of the pickup fled the scene. The accident happened in the late afternoon at approximately 4:35 and occurred at an intersection. The pickup, a 2009 Dodge that was silver/blue, hit the bike and took off. The license plate is known. First responders arrived at the scene and took the rider to the hospital. Initially, the injuries were said to be possibly life-threatening. The rider was later declared dead while at the hospital. There was believed to have been damage to the pickup from the accident.

When any collision happens, the drivers are responsible to remain at the scene to check on the condition of the others involved in the crash. Should that not happen, it will become a hit and run and cause a whole host of problems including the chance of arrest and people suffering a worse fate than they would if they had received immediate care. This is compounded with a motorcycle accident. Because motorcyclists lack the protection accorded to people who are in a motor vehicle, they can suffer more significant injuries that can cause long-term damage and death. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident should have help with the case.

A motorcyclist died when the bike was hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup chose to flee rather than stay to help the rider. As the investigation continues, the rider’s family should understand how to have a full investigation from their perspective and to take the steps to recover compensation for lost companionship, lost wages and more. A qualified motor vehicle accident attorney who is experienced with motorcycle accidents should be called to discuss a lawsuit.

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