On April 18, it was announced that an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in Minnesota left two people dead. Authorities stated that the incident occurred on Highway 68 at an intersection in Blue Earth County around 3:13 p.m.
It appeared that a 30-year-old woman was traveling south when her vehicle collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound. The 37-year-old male motorcyclist and his 38-year-old female passenger were both killed in the collision. The driver of the other vehicle and her two minor passengers did not suffer any injuries. It was not reported why the accident occurred or who was determined to be liable.
Most motorcycle crashes, no matter how minor, are likely to leave those who become involved with serious injuries such as broken bones, road burns and traumatic brain injuries. Not only can these injuries be extremely expensive to treat, but they could also inhibit the injured person from being able to work or live a normal life. In worst-case scenarios, these injuries could even be life-threatening or result in the person's death.
Family members of those killed in a motorcycle accident may have the option of filing a wrongful death claim against the other driver involved in the incident. However, in order to have a valid claim, there must be evidence that the other driver was responsible for causing the accident. An attorney may determine if the family has a claim by reviewing the police records, autopsy reports and any witness testimonies that may be available. If the claim is valid, the family may seek compensation for damages they sustained as result of the death.
Source: CBS Minnesota, "Blue Earth County Crash Leaves 2 Motorcyclists Dead," April 18, 2015