With the winter weather leaving the area, more and more Wisconsin motorcycle riders are venturing out to enjoy the weather. This means that other drivers on the roadways have to keep an eye out for these motorized vehicles to help keep motorcycle riders as safe as possible. While helmets do help to prevent injuries in many motorcycle accidents, they aren’t a foolproof way to keep riders safe. A recent car accident in Town of Lindwood, Wisconsin, proves this point.
The fatal accident, which isn’t being contributed to alcohol consumption, occurred when a woman driving a van turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle while trying to turn into a driveway. The accident killed two University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point seniors. The 20-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were both wearing helmets at the time of the fatal accident. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The 11-year-old passenger in the van and the 41-year-old driver weren’t injured in the crash.
Despite the fact that these two college students were wearing helmets, they still perished in the accident. The family members of these two deceased riders now have to learn how to cope with them being gone. Fellow students will likely also have to grieve this tragic loss of two people. Counseling services will be made available to UW-Steven’s Point students who need help.
Anyone who loses a loved one in a tragic car accident that was caused by someone’s negligence might be able to seek compensation for that loss. Understanding the types of claims that apply to a specific case can help you as you seek compensation for your loss.
Source: WISN.com, “Two UW-Stevens Point students killed in motorcycle-minivan crash” No author given, Apr. 22, 2014