Man Killed in Scottsdale Motorcycle Accident
People who drive motorcycles for their transportation needs have the same legal rights and responsibilities as anyone else who is on the road. However, motorcyclists tend to depend more on other motorists to obey relevant traffic laws and norms in order to avoid collisions, as those riding on two wheels tend to be more vulnerable to harm than those in larger vehicles. Tragically, early indications that a failure to yield to a motorcyclist was the cause of a fatal Scottsdale motorcycle accident yesterday that took the life of a man.
According to reports, this fatal Scottsdale motorcycle accident occurred yesterday at 4:25 p.m. when Allan Wynn, 64, was moving in a northbound direction on Scottsdale Road. As he approached the intersection with Grayhawk Drive, the 71-year-old, unidentified driver of an SUV attempted to turn left onto Grayhawk, and a collision ensued. The motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle as a result of the collision and was killed at the scene. Police are continuing to investigate the situation and no citations have been issued at this point.
Arizona Motorcycle Accident Statistics
First, we'd like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this Scottsdale motorcycle accident. Losing a life in such a violent manner because of what appears to be a mistake is simply tragic. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona motorcycle accidents. Every year, almost 3,000 such crashes occur, injuring nearly 2,500 and killing approximately 10 people per month somewhere in the state.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate and this fatal Scottsdale motorcycle accident was a result of a failure to yield, it's possible that the family of the man who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the SUV. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and their loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been protecting the legal rights of suffering families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.