On Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, one individual was killed in a motorcycle-car accident at a busy intersection.
According to Phoenix Police Department officials, the crash happened that night at around 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Camelback Road and 32nd Street.
Authorities stated that a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on 32nd Street and was riding through the intersection, when a southbound Toyota Prius, attempted to turn eastbound onto Camelback Road, cutting into the path of the motorcyclist, and causing the rider to slam into the side passenger door of the vehicle.
The man on the bike was severely injured and was transported to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
It is unclear at this time whether or not the driver of the Prius was injured.
Also unknown, is whether the motorcyclist had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The identity of the victim has not been revealed to the public at this time.
Police have not indicated whether or not the Prius driver has been or will be cited for their involvement in the accident.
The intersection was closed off for hours following the wreck, in order for police to conduct a thorough investigation and clear the scene.
As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, it is always disturbing to see a story like this, and it is a reminder of how dangerous riding a motorcycle can be, even if the rider has not done anything wrong.
Motorcyclists are in many ways more susceptible to these kinds of devastating injuries for the simple reasons that they are harder to discern by other motorists and offer much less protection than cars in the event of an impact.
Our Phoenix motorcycle crash law firm offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the individual that lost their life in this tragic crash.