Thousands of Indiana residents love to ride motorcycles, and rightfully so. Motorcycles are not only economical, but they are also a fun way to get around. However, bikers are completely exposed to the elements, so they face many risks. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles have a higher chance of seriously or fatally injuring riders.
Recently in Maxwell, a motorcyclist lost his life after a collision with a car. The accident happened at night on State Road 9 just north of Greenfield. Apparently, the motorcyclist was heading south on State Road 9, approaching a car that was traveling north. According to reports from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the northbound car turned into the path of the motorcycle, causing the fatal crash.
Reports said the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and struck by another vehicle. Authorities said the motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. Tragically, he died a short time later at the hospital. Reportedly, drugs or alcohol were not suspected to be factors in the accident.
What to do next
It is impossible to predict the actions of other drivers. When anyone in Indiana is injured or suffers the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another, those affected have options for pursuing legal recourse. By filing a lawsuit, victims and families could be awarded much-needed compensation to help ease their suffering and replace any monetary losses that may have occurred due to an unfortunate accident.