Judging by external appearances, most Arizona motorcyclists and their passengers appear to be risk takers. They appear to enjoy riding on small vehicles that lack much of the structural protection found in modern automobiles. In accidents, neither cyclists nor their passengers fare well. In a recent accident in Phoenix, a cyclist and his passenger perished, while neither occupant of the other vehicle was injured.
According to Phoenix police, at about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2020, a motorcycle driven by a man with a female passenger collided with a pickup truck. The driver of the cycle appeared to have been attempting to change lanes while approaching an intersection on Indian School Road. For reasons that have not been disclosed, the cycle struck the truck. The cycle driver and his passenger were taken to a nearby hospital where they died from their injuries. Neither the truck driver nor the passenger, both of whom are male, was injured.
The driver of the truck was evaluated for impairment at the scene, and police said that their tests did not find any alcohol or drugs in the man’s blood stream. No such tests for the driver of the motorcycle have been reported.
Many facts about this accident are still unknown. The relationship between the cyclist and his passenger is unknown. Their different surnames appear to indicate that the pair was not married. The respective speeds of the two vehicles is also unknown, as is the exact cause of the collision.
Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident may wish to seek damages if the other driver was at fault. An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney can be very helpful by providing an evaluation of the evidence, legal theories that can be used to establish a claim of fault and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, loss of past and future income and pain and suffering.