Intersections or highways that fork can be dangerous stretches of roadway. Many Pennsylvania crossroads are secured with signage or traffic signals to help keep motorists and pedestrians safe. But there are still many unmarked crossroads throughout the state. A recent fatal collision took place when a motorcyclist struck a turning truck.
The motorcyclist also happened to be carrying a passenger on the back of his vehicle when the crash occurred. The other vehicle involved in the collision was a tractor. Preliminary investigations show the tractor driver was making a left turn when the two vehicles collided.
The passenger on the motorcycle was ejected and suffered injuries. Sadly, the driver of the motorcycle did not survive the injuries he suffered upon impact. The person driving the tractor did not suffer any injuries. Collisions like this often occur when drivers fail to stop at stop signs or blow through red lights. No details were provided as to whether something like that occurred in this particular case.
When multiple motorists approach a Pennsylvania crossroad, there are regulations that govern a right-of-way. It is not uncommon for a collision that results in injury or fatality to lead to litigation. This typically occurs when there is evidence that another driver’s negligence was directly responsible for the crash. A recovering accident victim can consult an experienced personal injury law attorney to learn more about how to file a claim. An immediate family member of a deceased accident victim may do the same.