One man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped in traffic, according to a report from KPHO.com. The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on 1-10 near 59th street when the accident occurred. The 62-year-old rider was thrown from his motorcycle upon impact and sustained fatal injuries. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died. The article states that the man was wearing a helmet at the time of the Phoenix motorcycle collision.
While the reason for the Arizona motorcycle fatality crash is unknown, there are a few possibilities that an investigation may confirm. Because the man hit a stopped truck, it is probable that his brakes may have failed. If this is the case, the manufacturer of the motorcycle or even the manufacturer of the brakes themselves could be held liable for the accident if the brakes are found to be defective. Other possible factors include motorist error, intoxication, or a medical condition. Dangerous roadways and improper signage have also been known to cause serious motor vehicle accidents. In 2008, 5,290 people were killed in motorcycle accidents with 96,000 more injured. In Arizona, motorcycle accidents were responsible for the deaths of 133 residents.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a family member in a motorcycle crash, you deserve to know your rights. Mark and Alexis Breyer, “The Husband and Wife Law Team” and founders of Breyer Law Offices, P.C., have extensive experience handling motorcycle accidents as well as other personal injury cases. You should not have to suffer alone, especially if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. To learn more about how our Arizona motorcycle accident attorneys can help you, call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 978-6400 for a free consultation.