One of the most dangerous situations a motorcyclist can run into is when a driver doesn’t see him or her and attempts to make a turn. When the larger vehicle crosses the motorcycle’s path unexpectedly, the rider must choose to evade the crash or to try to brake. In many cases, the rider won’t have enough time to get out of the way, and this leads to a head-on collision. Riders have little in the way of protection, so it’s common to see people injured severely or killed in these kinds of accidents.
This situation happened in Canada; A man who took a left turn in front of a motorcyclist is now facing charges after the motorcyclist died from his injuries. The Ontario Provincial Police reported to the scene on Sept. 2 where they found that the motorcyclist had been heading east on Highway 26 prior to the collision. The Dodge Charger being driven by a 57-year-old man crossed in front of the motorcyclist as the driver attempted to get into the 7th line.
The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 55-year-old man did not survive them, though, and passed away at hospital. Now, the driver of the Dodge Charger faces charges for the man’s death.
Families of victims have the opportunity to seek compensation for their losses. They can attempt to seek compensation for lost wages and income, a loss of companionship and for the medical care fees they’ve had to pay. Anyone in this situation is able to file a claim or lawsuit against the driver responsible.
Source: Windsor Star, “Windsor man facing charges in fatal Meaford motorcycle crash,” Dylan Kristy, Sep. 04, 2016