The Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would like to extend their condolences to the family of the 65-year-old victim of a recent fatal crash which happened in Phoenix.
As reported by AZ Central, the collision occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday night, near the intersection of Cave Creek and Cactus Roads in Phoenix, Arizona. The motorcyclist was moving out of a private driveway and onto Cactus Road when a vehicle headed east struck him.
The victim, who was believed to have not been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was rushed to a local hospital but was later pronounced dead.
The 72-year-old woman driving the 2003 Buick LeSabre was not hurt in the crash and police believe impairment was not a factor.
What Caused This Fatal Motorcycle Accident?
While authorities continue their investigation, there are a number of factors that may have led to the collision. The woman driving the car may have been speeding or was distracted just before the incident occurred, making her unaware of the victim’s location. If indeed there were safety lapses on the side of the driver, she will be faced with any corresponding charges related to the crash.
Arizona Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
As of 2010, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) motorcycle accident statistics shows that there are 158,411 registered motorcycles in the state. In the same year, 2,810 motorcycles were involved in fatal crashes, or approximately 1.8 percent of all registered motorcycles ended up in a fatal crash.
Call a Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys can help the victim’s family in many ways. The first way is that the insurance company may try to deny this claim because of the victim’s lack of helmet. Although the law in Arizona is that a rider does not have to wear a helmet, the law also says that the insurance company can put blame on the rider for his own injuries when a helmet is not worn. Experienced motorcycle lawyers can help this family by proving that a helmet would not have saved his life. Second, motorcycle lawyers who are experienced can also investigate the scene and prove that the motorcycle rider was not at fault for this accident. Motorcycle riders should consult an attorney when they are hurt, especially when no helmet is worn. For a free consultation with the authors of the Arizona Motorcycle Accident Book, call the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 457-6222. We have been helping motorcycle riders in Arizona for years.