A rules of the road violation has resulted in an Arizona motorcycle vs. car crash that caused the death of a motorcyclist and injuries to another, according to azcentral.com. The collision occurred on the west side of Phoenix on May 27th around 11 PM in the area of 79th Ave. and Thomas road. A 35-year-old female motorist driving a Chevy Impala was making a left turn out of the Desert Sky Mall and failed to yield to a motorcyclist headed eastbound on Thomas Road who had the right-of-way.
A second motorcycle rider, a 45-year-old male, who was also moving eastbound had to swerve to the left to avoid the accident. When he made this maneuver his motorcycle collided with a median. The biker died in the crash. The name of the victim has not been released, according to ABC news.
The Impala driver was not injured. Phoenix police officers responded to the scene of the accident and determined that drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the deadly crash.
In my experience as a Phoenix accident lawyer, too often motorists pay attention to other cars but fail to keep a proper sufficient lookout for motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are very dangerous and even low-speed collisions can result in critical injuries.