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Louisiana motorcyclist killed in collision

Louisiana State Troopers reported that a motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred on U.S. 171 in De Soto Parish at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 27. According to authorities, the accident occurred when a 2007 Toyota Camry pulled into the motorcyclist’s path when entering the highway from Ranchland Drive.

The biker, riding on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was unable to avoid the car when it pulled out in front of him. The 57-year-old motorcyclist was ejected off his bike and suffered fatal injuries as a result. The 21-year-old female driver of the car had previously been traveling eastbound on Ranchland Drive prior to entering U.S. 171.

The man was declared deceased at the crash scene. Standard toxicology tests were ordered, and police are awaiting the results. Law enforcement officials have not released a cause of the accident; their investigation is continuing.

Many people are injured or killed each year in car or motorcycle accidents. In some instances, other drivers may not maintain enough awareness of their surroundings while driving, and inattentiveness could lead to accidents, injuries and fatalities. In that event, victims and their families may consider discussing their case with a personal injury attorney.

An attorney may assist their clients by filing civil complaints and representing their client’s interests in order to try to help them recover both economic and noneconomic costs and damages that result. People are sometimes able to recover funeral expenses, medical expenses, the cost of the emergency response, lost current and future income, loss of consortium and bereavement counseling costs.

Source: ArkLaTexhomepage.com, “Motorcycle crash claims life of Converse man”, Nancy Cook, September 28, 2014

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