One Killed, One Injured in Arizona Motorcycle Accident
When Arizona motorcycle accidents occur, they usually involve a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle. However, there are situations where someone can cause such an incident without actually colliding. Tragically, that appears to be the root cause of a fatal Arizona motorcycle accident that occurred on a highway that took the life of one person and injured another. Police are continuing to investigate the situation, but their early belief is that the person who was killed was forced into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
According to the authorities, this fatal Arizona motorcycle accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The incident began in the southbound lane of Highway 87 near milepost 273, about three miles north of Strawberry. 58-year-old Douglas V. King was riding his motorcycle in front of another rider when the outside vehicle drifted towards Mr. King's bike. Mr. King was forced to move to his left and into oncoming traffic as a result, and he was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. However, there are conflicting reports regarding the facts of this situation, although Mr. King was killed as a result of the crash.
Arizona Motorcycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Losing a life in such a violent and random manner is always a tragedy. In addition, this Arizona motorcycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding these types of crashes that occur state-wide. Every year, almost 3,000 of these accidents occur, and they lead to almost 2,500 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, the facts of this situation would need to be clarified somewhat before an assignment of fault could be made. However, there are situations where an Arizona wrongful death trial is necessary in order to obtain that clarification. If the family of the man who was killed does file such a claim and it is successful, they could recover damages that compensate them 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 an accident, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been defending the legal rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.