There are a number of questions that one could ask about a recent fatal collision that occurred between a motorcycle and a box truck.
According to local news reports, a motorcyclist heading east down a street in Fort Wayne collided with a box truck that was making a turn. The motorcyclist died. As for the box truck driver and passenger, they needed to escape from the vehicle; the truck had burst into flames after the impact.
When these kinds of tragic accidents occur, resulting in either severe permanent injury or death, it’s difficult for the people involved to step back and calmly assess the situation. Relying on an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can be essential for helping you assess and obtain what you need in the aftermath. An attorney can also help you figure out what happened.
For example, the questions we could ask about this recent accident include the following:
- Did the box truck driver make the turn safely and legally? Did they see the motorcyclist approach or make a good effort to judge the distance between the truck and the motorcycle?
- It’s reported that prior to the crash, the motorcyclist accelerated and popped a wheelie (with the motorcycle going up on its rear wheel). Was the motorcycle driver aware of the truck? By suddenly accelerating, did he not give the truck a chance to turn? What was the timing of the truck’s turn in combination with the motorcycle’s progress on the road?
- Was the collision sufficient to make the truck burst into flames, or was some part of the vehicle constructed shoddily or poorly maintained, making a fire more likely to occur?
- Were any of the drivers intoxicated? (This is one of the first things police typically look into.)
By addressing these kinds of questions, the Indiana motorcycle accident attorney you work with can help you obtain what you need to cope and heal after a crash. Don’t hesitate to contact us for legal assistance and support.