Passing A Truck Turning Left Kills Female Biker

Motorcycles give a sense of freedom that is unmatched by most any other vehicle. With this sense sometimes comes an inflated sense of power, and it is important for riders to remain aware of their vulnerability while on their bike. Getting impatient and making quick moves without being fully aware of the situation can be deadly.

A Sheridan, Wyoming, woman named Della Watkins died over Labor Day weekend when she hit a truck turning left while attempting to pass. Watkins was third in a line of vehicles behind a minibus and a Dodge truck. As the truck slowed to turn left, Watkins moved to pass, striking the left rear of the pickup and flying from her bike. Authorities flew her to the hospital, where she died several days later from her injuries. Authorities flew her to the hospital, where she died several days later from her injuries.

It is unlikely that Watkins realized the truck was turning when she attempted to pass. It could have been difficult to see from behind the minibus. This deadly motorcycle accident reinforces the need for all riders to stay aware, and to be certain of what they are doing before they do it. Have you been in a similar situation, making a quick decision that led to an accident? If so, please share your experience with others by commenting below.

Sometimes the accident you are in is not your fault. If you have been injured through someone’s negligence, it is important that you act immediately to set things right. Call our Denver injury attorneys today, or use our contact form, to get the compensation you deserve.

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