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Durango, CO – Motorcyclist Loses Life in Car Crash on US-160 near MM 77

By Burg Simpson
July 16, 2021
4 min read
Durango, CO – Motorcyclist Loses Life in Car Crash on US-160 near MM 77

Durango, CO (July 16, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident in Durango on Thursday evening. At approximately 4:54 p.m., on July 15, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on US Highway 160.

Reports from local authorities show that a motorcyclist was traveling on US Highway 160 when they became involved in an accident with a Porsche near mile marker 77. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in the accident and died at the scene. No one inside the Porsche was injured. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation with the Colorado State Patrol.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado

Nearly 600 people lose their lives in auto accidents across the state of Colorado each year. Although most drivers are careful and considerate while traveling throughout the state, we see a significant number of victims injured in collisions due to the negligent and reckless actions of other motorists. In some cases, victims are utilizing motorcycles at the time of their accidents. People who utilize this method of transportation are at an increased risk of suffering fatal injuries. The fact that riders have very little to protect them leaves them completely vulnerable to the impact of other vehicles.

When victims lose their lives in motorcycle crashes as a result of other drivers’ negligence, their families may have legal options available to help them recover. Seeking the assistance of a responsive and aggressive Colorado wrongful death attorney can help to ensure your family is in the best position possible to hold negligent drivers accountable. A competent legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and help to identify all liable parties. Working with a knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation to cover various damages that your family faces as they move forward. Some of the damages families may recover include compensation for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Lost benefits
  • Lost value of the inheritance
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial costs
  • Property damages
  • Medical costs
  • And more

A qualified legal team can help review your loved one’s accident and hold all liable parties accountable for their actions.

Our team at Burg Simpson has over four decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our Colorado motorcycle accident lawyers strive to take all of the legal work off of the hands of our clients so they can focus on moving forward after suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado as soon as possible to explore legal options available for you. Call our law firm at (888) 895-2080 or 866-234-7768 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation with our team so we can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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