Vehicle collisions can take place under various circumstances. As a result, it is important that investigators examine all potential factors that may have contributed to an accident, especially if there are serious injuries or fatalities. A truck accident could easily lead to such outcomes, particularly if a motorcycle is involved. Investigations can often uncover aspects that can help determine the potential fault of a collision.
An accident involving a semi-truck and a motorcycle recently took place in Florida. It was reported that the truck was attempting to make a U-turn from southbound lanes to northbound lanes. A motorcyclist who was traveling north saw the turning truck, but he was unable to avoid colliding with it. The crash caused him to be ejected from the motorcycle, which led to his being hit by a van.
The motorcyclist sadly suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. He was pronounced dead on the scene. It was not reported whether any charges may result from the crash, but the situation is still under investigation. During the investigation, authorities may wish to determine whether the U-turn the truck driver was making was legal for the area or if other factors could lead to the truck driver potentially being held liable for the event.
In a fatal truck accident, it is important that investigators consider all possible factors. If the gathered evidence suggests that the truck driver may have been responsible for the tragedy, the family of the motorcyclist could potentially have cause to file a wrongful death claim. Such a claim could be helpful if they would like to work toward possibly gaining compensation for their loss and other damages permitted under Florida law.