A motorcyclist is dead after a car accident in Muncie, Indiana. The driver who allegedly caused the accident is now in police custody.
The crash happened on Sunday, May 3, right around 5:17 p.m. The motorcyclist was a 68-year-old man who was driving south and passing a Pizza Hut when the wreck occurred. Another car was in his way, so he slowed down accordingly. A Lincoln vehicle was driving behind his bike and it did not slow down or stop in time. Instead, it slammed into the motorcycle from the rear. The impact knocked the motorcyclist off of the bike, and he was then dragged down the road.
After the crash, the person who was driving the car got out and ran from the accident site on foot. There was another person in the vehicle who, for reasons that are not entirely clear, also decided to run. The police found them both walking down the street later in the day and arrested them.
Rear-end accidents are terrifying for motorcyclists for numerous reasons. For one thing, they can’t avoid the mistakes that a driver behind them makes. For another, the lack of protection that the bike gives them means that the crash can very easily turn deadly.
This tragic case has the added element of being a hit-and-run, but any accident caused by another driver can have dire ramifications and the families of those who pass away must know what legal rights they have. They may be able to seek compensation for things like emergency medical bills, lost wages, the victim’s lost earning potential and much more. Even in the case of a hit-and-run-driver, it may be possible to seek compensation for your losses.