Motor vehicle deaths do not discriminate. Young or old, whatever walk of life one comes from, no one is immune to the potential road fatality. This also includes the wide variety of motor vehicles, big or small, motorists Nevada and elsewhere could suffer fatal injuries while traveling in a motorcycle, automobile or a large truck.
According to recent reports, a man was killed just an hour outside of Reno while out for his morning ride. Sadly, the motorcycle accident appears to have been entirely preventable. Preliminary reports state that the motorcycle accident happened when the man was traveling west on U.S. 50 at approximately 8:20 in the morning.
While traveling westbound on his motorcycle, a truck pulling a tractor-trailer traveling on 50 East turned left in front of the motorcyclist. That’s where he made contact with the truck’s passenger side. He later succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the crash at a nearby hospital.
On its surface, the crash and the resulting fatality appear to be a case of failure to yield. This means that the tractor-trailer failed to yield to oncoming traffic when the driver turned left directly in front of the motorcyclist. Traffic traveling in a straight direction would have the right-of-way in that situation. Of course, a full investigation will determine exactly what caused this particular accident, but if it is found to be a care of failure to yield, the family of the victim may be thinking of seeking compensation.
Whatever the outcome may be in this particular tragedy, the family certainly has a lot on their plate. The man was only 55 years old when he passed away in the motorcycle accident, he likely had many years ahead of him if not for the crash. Family and friends have likely not missed this fact. Many Reno residents in the surrounding area have been and will likely continue to be innocent victims in motorcycle accidents similar to this.
Source: thenewstribune.com, “Tacoma man killed in motorcycle crash in Nevada,” June 21, 2016