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Minnesota doctor dies in motorcycle accident involving golf cart

An accident that occurred in Minnesota that involved a motorcycle and a golf cart on July 19 left one man dead. According to the report, the decedent was identified as an OB/GYN and a Monticello resident.

Authorities stated that the man was driving his 2014 Ducati Monster motorcycle along Highway 2 nearby Lake Francis during the afternoon hours. A witness stated that they believed that the motorcycle was brand new. The Monticello man reportedly collided with a golf cart that was traveling in the southbound lane. It was stated that the 39-year-old man operating the golf cart was attempting to make a left-hand turn into one of the driveways that lined the highway.

Neighbors reported that some of the individuals who live in the area use golf carts to travel between their homes and the lake. Minnesota authorities have stated that the use of golf carts on the main roads is illegal. As a result, an investigation into the crash has been launched; the Wright County attorney will reportedly review the case to determine whether or not the driver of the golf cart will face charges.

When an individual becomes involved in a motorcycle crash, he or she runs the risk of severe injury and death due to minimal protective gear. If a loved one dies in a crash that is caused by another party, the family members of the deceased cyclist may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the accused driver. If successful, the family might recover the cost of various damages sustained as a result of the accident.

Source: KMSP, "Monticello doctor killed in crash with motorcycle, golf cart", Paul Blume, July 21, 2014

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