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Wrongful death of motorcyclist caused by accident in Alaska?

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation throughout the United States, especially during the mild temperatures and nice weather that come with spring. However, these machines can be a hazard as well as a joy for the rider, since motorcycles do not offer the protection that regular automobiles do. This means that if a motorcycle is involved in an accident with another vehicle, the riders can often receive serious injuries or even be killed. Unfortunately, one collision in Alaska may have caused the wrongful death of one motorcycle rider recently.

The accident took place on the morning of May 15 at around 8 a.m. and involved one dump truck and a motorcycle. Initial investigations reported that the dump truck attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle, but the motorcycle collided with a trailer that was being pulled by the truck. Police stated that the rider may not have seen the trailer in time to stop, as the dump truck may have obstructed his view.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident soon after it took place and transported the victim to the hospital. Unfortunately, the victim passed away at the hospital a few hours later, but there were no other injuries that resulted from the accident. The collision is still under investigation by Alaska police.

Once the investigation of the accident is completed, the family of the victim may have the right to seek compensation if the collision did in fact cause the wrongful death of their loved one. Compensation could be used to pay for any of the victim’s final expenses. This could allow the family to focus on recovering instead of worrying about new bills.

Source:, "Motorcyclist dies after Anchorage accident", , May 15, 2014

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