Riding a motorcycle is a simple pleasure that bike enthusiasts indulge in as often as possible. The vast majority of Connecticut motorcyclists are diligent about riding their machines in the manner that is safest for themselves and others in or near the road. In spite of their precautions, even the most experienced riders can become victims of deadly motorcycle accidents.
Recently, police responded to a report of a crash that left a man lying in the road with his motorcycle nearby. According officials, a 46-year-old man was operating his motorcycle in the westbound lane of a local road as he neared an intersection. A dark colored vehicle approached the crossroads from the south. It is unclear at this time whether the driver of the car obeyed the stop sign.
The motorcyclist reportedly braked and then wound up skidding in an effort to avoid a collision with the car. Tragically, he was unable to do so and the impact ejected him from his seat. The driver of the car then fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly afterwards from his injuries.
Connecticut officials are attempting to locate the driver and the vehicle involved and have requested information from the public. Unfortunately, many victims of motorcycle accidents do not survive their catastrophic injuries, and their loved ones are left with only their memories and their grief, which may be compounded by the financial damages that that tend to accrue in the weeks after these crashes. Surviving families can investigate the feasibility of seeking recompense for their losses through the filing of a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the party or parties considered responsible.