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Toledo Accident Causes Motorcyclist's Death


An accident in west Toledo, Ohio, caused the death of a motorcycle rider close to the intersection of Pennfield and Eleanor. The motorcycle accident involved a collision between a Yamaha motorcycle driven by a 30-year-old man and a Chevy pickup truck driven by a 54-year-old woman. The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was rushed by emergency personnel to a local hospital, where he later died. A second motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man, who was riding next to the first one, also crashed. His injuries were listed as minor. Reports indicate the driver of the pickup was not injured.

The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. when the driver of the truck was attempting to turn left from Pennfield onto Eleanor. Motorcycle accidents are frequently fatal, as bike riders get thrown off their vehicles by the force of a collision. In this case, news reports did not indicate whether speeding, intoxicated driving or distracted driving was involved in causing the accident, or whether the pickup truck driver was ticketed or otherwise charged.

Law enforcement authorities are continuing their investigation into the accident. Frequently, deaths and serious injuries from vehicle accidents give rise to lawsuits for wrongful death or personal injury from accident victims or their surviving families. Such lawsuits frequently target motorists who recklessly cause accidents while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while fatigued or while distracted by activities such as texting or cell phone use that takes their attention off of the road. An experienced personal injury attorney can help victims or their families learn more about their options and rights in such a lawsuit.

Source: Northwest, "Motorcyclist dies in car crash in west Toledo" No author given, Aug. 05, 2013