On Wednesday night, a motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a violent motorcycle accident with another vehicle in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sergeant Tommy Thompson, of the Phoenix Police Department, reported that, at around 8:30 p.m., a 39-year-old male was operating his 2005 Honda Pilot SUV eastbound on Shea Boulevard, when he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 40th Street. 33-year-old John Patrick Green was riding his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, heading westbound in the curb lane on Shea Boulevard, when he was crashed into by the turning SUV.
Green, who was apparently wearing his safety helmet at the time of the collision, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from his severe injuries.
Sgt. Thompson revealed that the driver of the Honda SUV was given a series of field sobriety tests and was found to be unimpaired. The driver and his 9-year-old boy passenger came out of the accident uninjured.
The accident is still under investigation.
Being a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer, you see the high risk that riders take every day as they get on their motorcycles and speed off down the road. Because of the structure of these vehicles, injuries are almost a given if a motorcyclist is involved in a collision. Because even a slight bump can cause a violent collision, a motorcycle crash can be fatal, even if a rider is wearing a helmet and other safety equipment and apparel.
We at our Phoenix car accident law firm extend our condolences to the family members and friends of the victim who died as a result of this collision.