Three Colorado Motorcycle Accidents Last Week
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by other vehicles on the road, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes a motorcycle accident can be caused by the motorcyclist himself, or other contributing factors that may not even be apparent at the time of the crash.
In all these cases, a seasoned personal injury lawyer can investigate every factor that contributed to the motorcycle accident and help the victim(s) receive fair and just compensation if the circumstances warrant. Just because an accident involves only a single vehicle, does not mean it is automatically the fault of the one driver involved. Unsafe road conditions, vehicle flaws, and a host of other potential contributing issues can all turn out to be at fault.
Last week, Colorado saw several single-vehicle motorcycle accidents with a variety of causes. Dan Boniface, reporter for 9News, describes a fatal crash on 1-25 last Thursday:
The Colorado State Patrol says the motorcycle was in the northbound lanes at Harmony Road just before noon when the crash happened.
Troopers say the motorcyclist was changing lanes from concrete onto new asphalt, which resulted in the motorcyclist crashing into a guardrail.
The driver was killed in the crash and the passenger was injured and transported to the hospital. While helmets were found at the scene, it was unclear whether they were being worn at the time of the accident.
Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, a metropolitan reporter for The Chicago Tribune, reports on Chicago Breaking News Center the death of an Evanston, Il. woman in another Colorado motorcycle accident:
Noelle Ansley, 40, was driving her motorcycle at high speed on Highway 50 near the town of Gunnison about 12:45 p.m. Thursday when she failed to negotiate an S-curve and ran off the right side of the road, said Colorado State Police Trooper Heather Cobler.
Ansley collided with a bush and then drove into a drainage ditch. She was taken to a hospital in nearby Montrose where she later died of her injuries, Cobler said.
9News reports another motorcycle accident on Highway 14 in which the driver survived, but with severe personal injuries. A man driving a BMW motorcycle skidded, rolled, and was ejected from his bike while rounding a curve. According to the report, “the rider’s left leg hit a road sign. The part of his leg below the knee had to be amputated. The man is listed in serious condition at Medical Center of the Rockies.”