When on the road, drivers should be aware of the vehicles around them. Especially when it comes to motorcycles, being attentive can help prevent a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, there are instances where an inattentive driver causes a crash, resulting in serious injury to the motorcyclist who happened to be in the lane next to them.
An inattentive driver may have been what caused the crash that took the life of a local police chief. The police chief and his wife had been on a motorcycle ride last Friday evening. A vehicle traveling in the lane next to them suddenly veered into their lane and collided with them.
The car had been speeding down the road and the impact was so great that the police chief died at the scene of the accident. His wife was injured but appears to be recovering and is doing well, given the circumstances. But she and the rest of her family, along with the community, are mourning the loss of a man known for his kindness and willingness to help others.
When someone is injured in a crash, he or she can seek compensation if the other driver who caused the accident was negligent. But investigators do not know who the driver of the vehicle is. The CHP has declared it a hit-and-run incident and are currently searching for the other driver; CHP has a few leads from members of the public.
For the police chief's wife, her life will never be the same after the fatal motorcycle crash. She lost her husband and sustained several injuries as well. Even if the hit-and-run driver is found and held accountable, no amount of compensation can bring her husband back. The compensation can only help with the unexpected financial challenges that come up after a crash.
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