Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Feb 16, 2017 in Motorcycle Accident News
A collision between a motorcycle and a car has resulted in one fatality and five injuries, one of which is in critical condition, according to Las Vegas Metro Police.
The crash occurred around 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Charleston Blvd. and Arville Street when the driver of a white car pulled in front of a motorcycle.
The 47-year-old motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the hospital, while his 30-year-old female passenger remains in critical condition.
Both the motorcycle driver and passenger were believed to have been wearing helmets and protective safety gear at the time of the accident.
The impact of the crash caused the motorcycle to break apart and spray fuel and other liquids onto the car, causing it to burst into flames.
The four occupants of the car were able to escape the vehicle without being burned and were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.
Motorcycles do not offer riders any protection against dangerous hazards or incoming vehicles when an accident occurs. The results are often devastating and may leave a surviving victim with long-lasting injuries or disabilities.
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle pulls or turns in front of a motorcycle, leaving its driver with little or no time to react.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, it is important to have an attorney who understands Nevada’s traffic and injury laws in order to increase the chances of maximizing the compensation a victim or his or her family can recover.
At Henness & Haight, our Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorneys understand the difficulties that victims and their families face following a collision. We may be able to help you or your loved one file a claim that could provide financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys can discuss if you are entitled to legal action through a free, no obligation consultation and will provide our services at no charge unless we help recover compensation for your claim.
Call 844.613.6275 if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident.