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Fatal personal injury kills biker when car fails to yield

Motorcyclists in Alberta will always be vulnerable on the busy city roads. When motorcycle riders are involved in crashes with automobiles, chances of survival are slim, and those who survive typically suffer serious personal injury. Even those who wear protective clothing and helmets do not have the protection of safety belts, air bags or the bodies of vehicles to protect them.

One such a tragic accident occurred in the city of Leduc on a recent Friday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police report indicates that the call about the crash came in at about 1:30 p.m. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to find a motorcyclist trapped underneath a car. The critically injured biker was transported to a hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries later that day.

A preliminary accident report indicates that the man on the motorcycle was southbound when a car pulled out of a parking lot without yielding. The bike smashed into the car, and the driver became pinned under the car. Despite the attempts of witnesses to assist the victim, his injuries were too severe to overcome. RCMP reported that the investigation would continue.

Whenever a person suffers fatal injuries in a road accident that were caused by the negligence of another party, the surviving family members of the deceased person may pursue financial relief through the Alberta justice system. The services of an experienced personal injury lawyer can do much to ease the process of establishing negligence and preparing documented claims for adjudication by the court. Claims may include all relevant financial losses such as medical expenses, the costs of a funeral and burial and lost income along with any emotional damages that were brought about by the loved one's demise.

Source: edmontonsun.com, "Motorcyclist pinned under car in Leduc crash dies in hospital", July 15, 2017

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