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Motorcyclist dies from injuries following Louisiana crash

A motorcyclist who was struck by a car in Shreveport on July 18 later died at the hospital from his injuries, authorities said. The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on E. Flournoy Lucas Road near the intersection with Ashley River Road.

According to the police report, the motorcyclist was apparently riding eastbound on a Honda CBR when he was struck by a Scion TC that was exiting the Twelve Oaks subdivision. He was thrown from his bike and then hit by a Lexus SUV.

Police closed the road in the area of the accident. They did not indicate whether any of the drivers may have been impaired in any way, and no statement has yet been made as to whether any of the drivers might be charged in the incident.

In a fatal motorcycle accident such as this, police generally conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, determine the likely cause of the collision and discover whether any of the drivers may have been intoxicated or distracted. They often have experts reconstruct the accident to get a better picture of exactly how events may have unfolded.

Whether or not the police charge anyone in the incident, the family of the victim may still be able to obtain compensation through a civil claim for wrongful death. An attorney experienced in personal injury law can review the police reports and other evidence and advise family members as to whether they have a reasonable claim. The attorney can represent the victim's family in court or in out-of-court settlement negotiations in an attempt to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

Source: KSLA, "Motorcyclist dies after wreck in Shreveport", Anastasia Semien, July 18, 2014

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