Grand Junction, CO – One Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Semi on US-6
Grand Junction, CO (September 2, 2020) – An auto accident reported in the Grand Junction area claimed the life of one person on Tuesday afternoon. On September 1, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a collision on US Highway 6.
Reports show that a motorcyclist was traveling in the eastbound lanes of US Highway 6 when it collided with a semi-truck near between 20 and 21 Road. The motorcyclist was subsequently dragged approximately 200-feet before the vehicles came to a half. The motorcyclist was fatally injured in the accident. The victim was immediately declared deceased at the scene. At this time, the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado
Motorcycle accidents claim the lives of more than 125 people each year. Although these vehicles account for nearly 1% of all traffic on roads across the country, riders are victims in nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities annually across the United States. Motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable against the impact of other vehicles in collisions, to begin with. Being struck by multiple vehicles dramatically increases the chances of suffering from fatal injuries. Losing a loved one tragically and unexpectedly can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives.
When victims lose their lives in collisions, families are often left to deal with unbearable mental and emotional consequences. Many families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and suffer emotional and mental consequences. When families lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents, due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to a Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.
Over the past four decades, the Colorado motorcycle accident lawyers at BurgSimpson.com have fought aggressively to protect the legal rights of families throughout the state who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our attorneys strive to help those harmed moved forward in the best way imaginable after a life-altering collision. If your loved one lost their life in a motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our Colorado personal injury law firm at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.
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