Nevada is a popular state for motorcyclists, and rightfully so. There is no shortage of scenic landscapes in Nevada, and much of the state boasts a warm climate year-round which is perfect for motorcycle riding. Motorcycles are not only a fun way to get around, but they are also very cost-efficient and easier to maintain than passenger vehicles. However, motorcycles can also be very dangerous. Motorcycle accidents have a higher chance of being fatal, since riders are minimally protected.
A recent crash in Las Vegas claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The accident happened just before noon on West Sahara Avenue near South Tenaya Way. According to reports, a motorcyclist was traveling east on West Sahara approaching a westbound sedan that was sitting in the left turn lane. Reports said the sedan made a U-turn to head east on West Sahara Avenue and pulled into the path of the motorcycle.
Reportedly, the right side of the sedan collided with the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to leave the roadway. The motorcycle then struck a sign pole and ejected the rider. Authorities said the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, he later died at the hospital. The driver of the sedan was not injured and remained on the scene, police said.
Without a doubt, motorcycles can be fun and exhilarating. However, motorcycle riders are faced with unique dangers that are not present for motorists in passenger vehicles. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a motorcycle accident can seek legal recourse by consulting with a seasoned attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in vital compensation to help families with financial losses.