With inherent decreases in size and visibility, and less to shield them from harm, motorcycle riders may face a variety of potential hazards while out on the open road. Car accidents involving motorcycles can have disastrous consequences that could leave a rider with permanent injuries, or worse. A recent hit-and-run motor vehicle accident has reportedly claimed the life of a motorcycle rider in Montana.
According to reports, the incident took place just before 2 a.m. on a recent Friday. While many of the details concerning how the accident took place remain unclear, police have advised that the driver of a vehicle struck the motorcycle and then proceeded to flee the scene. They also advised that the rider of the bike suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.
Police initiated a search for the driver who caused the crash and state that he was found dead shortly thereafter. They have also advised that an investigation into the crash remains underway. During times of decreased visibility, the threat to a motorcyclist’s safety is ever-present and accidents involving similar circumstances can have cataclysmic outcomes.
Car accidents involving motorcycles run a greater risk of having devastating results. Those who lose a family member in such an incident due to another party’s negligent actions could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. This type of guidance could help better prepare a person in Montana to pursue the full amount of restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.