Man Killed in Arizona Motorcycle Accident Allegedly Caused by Racing Motorists
Racing is something that goes on all over Arizona and the United States, and many people mistakenly think that engaging in this conduct in rural areas all but eliminates the dangers associated with it. Unfortunately for many innocent motorists who are in the wrong place at the wrong time, this belief has been proven wrong too many times. While nothing has definitively been proven at this point, police suspect that two people racing on a highway caused an Arizona motorcycle accident that led to the death of one person.
According to the authorities, this fatal Arizona motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday morning just after 11 a.m. on Highway 89A on Mingus Mountain, near milepost 334. Three motorcyclists were headed in one direction on the road when they encountered a Toyota sedan and another motorcycle racing in the opposite direction. The motorcyclists attempted to avoid a collision, but they could not do so and a crash ensued. 75-year-old William H. Pritchett of Dillon, Colorado was killed in the crash and another rider was seriously injured and flown to a nearby hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the situation.
Arizona Motorcycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed, and we hope that the man who was injured is able to survive the harm he has suffered. In addition, this fatal Arizona motorcycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding these crashes state-wide. Every year, almost 3,000 of these collisions occur, and they lead to almost 2,500 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate, it could lead to the filing of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the motorcyclist who was killed as well as the filing of an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against the people responsible for this fatal Arizona motorcycle accident. If such claims are filed and are successful, they could lead to awards of damages that compensate the plaintiffs for the costs they have incurred and for the income lost by the family of the man who was killed among other forms of damages.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.