Our Hickory Personal Injury Law Blog remarked in a recent post on the interconnectedness of factors like high fuel prices and motorcycle accidents: when prices increase, travelers become increasingly likely to choose a motorcycle over a larger vehicle that guzzles more gas. An unfortunate downside to this equation is the accompanying spike in motorcycle accidents.
To take one example, a motorcyclist was killed recently in an early afternoon motorcycle crash with a pickup truck. The truck driver was turning left into a fast food restaurant when he hit the motorcyclist. This fatal motorcycle crash is currently under investigation by police, although the driver has not been charged up to this point.