It is important that motorists follow the rules of the road. These rules are designed to keep motorists from crashing into each other due to confusion and uncertainty of what other drivers are going to do. Not following these rules can lead to serious consequences, including injury or even death. Unfortunately, one inattentive driver in Louisiana failed to follow the rules of the road and ended up killing a woman in a motorcycle accident.
The incident occurred at approximately noon in early September at an intersection. A 36-year-old woman driving a 2008 Nissan Maxima was stopped at an intersection due to a red light. At the same time a 63-year-old woman riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound towards the intersection.
Once the light turned green the woman driving the motorcycle appeared to begin to turn left in order to begin traveling northbound. However, for some reason the woman instead continued to drive eastbound through the middle of the intersection and then crashed into the left side of the Nissan. Despite wearing a safety helmet the motorcyclist died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. The woman in the Nissan who was wearing her seatbelt was transported to a local medical facility in order to treat moderate injuries sustained in the collision.
Reports released to the public have not indicated why the woman riding the motorcycle had driven through the intersection in Louisiana. It is possible that it is merely a case of an inattentive driver, although further investigation will be required to make this determination. However, if the motorcyclist is found to be liable for the incident the woman driving the Nissan may be able to sue the decedent's estate for personal injury, which could help her obtain some monetary assistance to help pay for her medical bills incurred as a result of the crash.
Source: wafb.com, St. Amant woman killed in motorcycle crash, Chiantia Sago, Sept. 1, 2013