When you ride a motorcycle, you know you’re at a higher risk of being involved in an accident because it’s harder to see you. You take the time to wear appropriate gear and to ride during light hours, but that doesn’t mean all drivers will be courteous to you. Some may be negligent or distracted, which can lead to a serious, life-changing collision.
In a recent case, a 67-year-old man accused of causing a fatal motorcycle accident now faces charges. According to the news from July 12, the 67-year-old man from East Haven was arrested on July 12 in relation to a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in April.
It’s not clear why the charges took so long, but an investigation, recently completed, helped the prosecution move forward. Looking back, it was reported that the accident took place at around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lamson Street and Campbell Avenue. There, the older man hit a motorcyclist who was entering the intersection.
The accident was severe. The motorcyclist died from the injuries he suffered in the crash. Following the investigation of the crime scene, the police determined that the older man was at fault for the collision. He now faces charges including negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and the failure to grant the right of way.
When someone isn’t paying attention or makes a mistake that costs a loved one his or her life, you can pursue a claim against that individual whether the police file charges or not. Your life has been changed, and that individual should be held responsible.
Source: CTPost, “Cops: 67-year-old man caused fatal motorcycle accident,” July 12, 2017