Mather, PA (July 29, 2018) On Sunday evening, around 6: 00 p.m., a motorcycle collision occurred on Route 188 in Morgan Township. A pair on a motorcycle headed west when they crossed a center line on a right-hand turn and collided with a car headed eastbound. The two motorcyclists, James and Deysha Hopkins, died at the scene according to officials. More investigation will determine who is liable and fault for the collision.
Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous because the results are always severe, catastrophic, or fatal. Although motorcyclists wear helmets, their bodies are still easily accessible to damage during a collision. Colliding with a larger vehicle at a rapid speed almost always leads to head injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, or broken bones. Unfortunately, in this case, the severity of the accident left the couple suffering fatal injuries.
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is negligent driving. Negligent driving occurs when a driver chooses to text, eat, apply makeup, speed, or commit any other act that distracts them from paying attention to the road. Depending on what investigators uncover, if the accident resulted from negligent driving, then the Hopkins’ family could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. No family should have to experience the pain of losing loved ones, especially if the cause of the accident could have been avoided.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand how tragic motorcycle accidents can be for our clients and their loved ones. We believe our clients deserve to receive compensation for any damages or losses that were a clear result of negligence. If you, or someone you love, suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, call 888-208-1810.