On Friday evening near Sonoita, Arizona, a fatal head-on truck-motorcycle accident left a motorcyclist dead.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials have indicated that at approximately 6:20 p.m. that evening, 42-year-old James Robert Herington, from Corona de Tucson, Arizona, was operating his blue 2007 Honda motorcycle northbound on State Route 83, near milepost 43.3, when his bike crossed the center dividing line and into oncoming traffic. Herington collided head-on with a southbound 2003 Chevery pickup truck, being driven by a 24-year-old man from Tucson.
Battalion chief for the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District, Kevin Venos, stated that Herington had died upon impact.
The driver of the truck was reportedly uninjured in the wreck.
Venos informed that the highway had been closed down for a time so that investigators could try to piece together what happened to cause this collision.
In addition to SEFD personnel and DPS officers, Border Patrol agents reportedly helped in the emergency effort.
No further information has been released at this time, and the cause for Herington crossing the center line is unknown at this time, and there has been no indication that Herington caused the accident intentionally.
As a Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney, you see these types devasting bike accidents all the time, and it is clear that motorcyclists take a tremendous risk every time they get on a bike.
Our Phoenix car accident attorney offers our condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this tragic crash.