The family of a motorcyclist killed in an auto accident last summer has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against a construction company and one of its employees.
The 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding is 2002 Suzuki when a flatbed truck turned left in front of him, without yielding. The motorcyclist slammed into the truck and lost control. He was run over by the rear passenger tire of the truck and sustained fatal injuries, according to reports. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. He was ticketed three months after the crash for failure to yield while turning left.
According to the lawsuit, the truck driver allegedly failed to properly control the vehicle, failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left at an intersection, and was travelling at a speed greater than was reasonable given the traffic conditions.
The truck driver contends that he had been slowing to a stop, preparing to turn left, when he saw the motorcycle traveling toward him. He said the motorcyclist flashed his lights and slowed to allow the truck to continue its left turn, so he proceeded into the intersection, according to reports.
The lawsuit seeks compensation “in excess of the minimum jurisdictional amount,” plus the cost of the lawsuit. In this case, that’s in excess of $50,000, plus the lawsuit costs.
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