Earlier today in Chandler, Arizona, an unlicensed driver was involved in a motorcycle-car accident which resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.
The crash occurred at around 5:45 a.m. on this Tuesday, near Cooper Road and Germann Road.
Chandler Police Department spokesman, Sergeant Joe Favazzo, stated that a silver Ford, being driven by 39-year-old Monica T. Trejo, was traveling eastbound on Germann Road when it attempted to make a left turn on a flashing yellow light, turning into the path of the northbound motorcyclist, later identified as 30-year-old David Logan Edmonds.
Sgt. Favazzo indicated that the rider had entered the intersection with a green light and was traveling at average speed, and that in an effort to avoid the crash, the motorcyclist actually laid the bike down before striking the car's passenger side.
Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and tried to save the rider, but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver was apparently uninjured in the collision, and police found her to not have a driver's license.
She was cited for causing a moving violation death and for driving without a license, and was then released.
As a Phoenix accident lawyer, it is always so upsetting to hear about incidents such as this one.
Motorcycles are inherently dangerous when put on the road with other vehicles. Because of the lack of physical protection in the event of a crash, you see substantially more devastating injuries when a wreck happens.
Our accident law firm in Phoenix offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the man who lost his life in this tragic event.