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Motorcycle accident with truck kills rider

It is important for those on Montana roadways to be mindful of each another and share the road in a safe manner, whether they are driving a truck or car, riding a motorcycle or bicycle or walking. Observing the rules of the road and adhering to basic safety protocol is vital to avoiding crashes. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. One of the most dangerous types of crashes is a motorcycle accident. When there is a crash with a motorcycle, the rider can suffer severe injuries and death. Those who are affected by this must be aware of what to do in the aftermath.

An accident between a pickup truck that was carting a boat and a motorcycle left the motorcyclist dead. The pickup was making a left turn when the motorcycle hit the boat. According to law enforcement, the biker laid his bike in the road trying to avoid the crash. He suffered head and chest injuries and was declared dead at the site of the crash. Law enforcement also stated that both drivers had a green signal at the time of the accident.

Motorcyclists are notoriously vulnerable when there is an accident with another motor vehicle. Because they are not accorded the same protections as a person in a car, their injuries can be significantly worse. There can be broken bones, spinal cord damage, lacerations, head injuries and more. Often, these injuries prove to be fatal. After a motorcycle accident, if the person survives, they could be confronted with a long hospital stay, major medical expenses, and long-term injuries that require help from others. Lost wages and other costs can be onerous. If there is a fatality, the family will need to come to grips with the loss of a loved one in every conceivable way.

With a motorcycle crash, people often think that the rider was behaving recklessly even though the accident may have been caused by the other driver. An attorney can help lay the foundation to seek compensation and take the steps necessary in filing a lawsuit.

Source: ktvq.com, "Motorcyclist killed in East Helena crash," Dennis Carlson, Aug. 13, 2017

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