A 28-year-old resident of Phoenix lost his life when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Cadillac SUV around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. The deadly crash occurred just east of Scottsdale Road on heavily traveled Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale. The entire eastbound side of the roadway was shut down for approximately four hours, and the closure severely affected morning rush hour traffic.
Scottsdale police report that the motorcycle was going east on Frank Lloyd Wright when the westbound SUV turned left in front of it. The cyclist reportedly hit the SUV as it was attempting to turn into a private driveway. After impact, the motorcycle continued another 600 feet before stopping. The rider did not survive, despite wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesperson sent an email to media outlets in which he noted that law enforcement is considering speed a factor in the fatal accident. No charges or citations had been issued at the time of the email's release.
It is the legal obligation of any driver to exercise due care before performing any maneuvers on the road. A casual or careless glance can keep a driver from seeing an approaching motor vehicle. In a case like this one, the deceased victim's family might attempt to hold the driver liable in court for the wrongful death of their loved one. Said driver might be found negligent in a court of law, and the victim's family might be granted compensation for their financial and emotional losses.
Source: AZ Family, "Motorcyle rider killed in early morning crash", Catherine Holland, October 06, 2014