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Wrongful death of motorcyclist occurs in Alaska

Motorcycles can be a fun fuel-efficient alternative to a regular car if the person is comfortable and can safely operate a motorcycle. However, the lack of protection that the motorcycle provides can sometimes be disheartening even if the rider is experienced and safe. If another driver causes an accident and the motorcyclist is involved, the rider can be seriously injured or even killed. Unfortunately, one car accident recently caused the wrongful death of a man in Alaska.

The accident took place between a motorcycle and car on the night of April 5 at around 10 p.m. The collision occurred after the motorcycle and Jeep Wrangler crashed head-on. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene of the accident soon after the incident took place and pronounced the rider of the motorcycle deceased.

The deceased victim was 29 years old while the driver of the other vehicle was 20. It was not stated if the other driver was injured during the collision. The accident is still under investigation by Alaska police, and the cause of the accident has not been determined yet.

If the other driver is found at fault in the accident, the family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Compensation could be used by the family to pay for any of the victim's final expenses. Hopefully, the family of the deceased victim will be able to focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss and slowly returning to their normal routines instead of worrying about new bills.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, "Wasilla man riding motorcycle killed in collision", Michelle Theriault Boots, April 6, 2014

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