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Motor vehicle accidents: Failure to yield prompts fatal collision

Failing to ensure there is sufficient time and space before attempting to maneuver a left-hand turn can be a dangerous decision. Failure to yield continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents and when motorcycles are involved, the results of such incidents could prove cataclysmic. A 54-year-old motorcycle rider has died following a recent collision that took place under similar circumstances in Florida.

Law enforcement agents have advised that the accident occurred on a recent Sunday afternoon. An investigation into the crash indicates that the driver of a truck failed to yield the right of way before attempting to make a left turn. The truck reportedly pulled directly into the path of a nearby motorcycle and the bike crashed into the side of the other vehicle soon thereafter.

A bystander reportedly attempted to administer medical treatment while awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. Although he was subsequently rushed to a hospital, he reportedly passed away shortly after arriving at the facility. Authorities say that failure to yield was a contributing factor in the crash and state the charges are pending against the driver of the truck.

Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles have the unfortunate chance of leaving surviving loved ones mourning over the untimely loss of someone close. Those who suffer such loss due to the actions of another driver could choose to speak with an attorney for advice on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can help a client in Florida better understand what to expect from the process and assist in pursuing the restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.