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Pennsylvania motorcyclist killed in accident with semi-truck

Most people understand that motorcycles do not provide the same amount of protection that larger trucks and cars do. However, most people also assume that motorcyclists are responsible for the injuries that they suffer. People buy into an image of motorcyclists as reckless and dangerous drivers. People may have images of motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds, jumping off buildings and doing other dangerous and unrealistic stunts.

In reality, motorcyclists in Pennsylvania are often just like any other driver. They are just trying to get from one place to another. However, because of their small size, they are often the victims of dangerous and deadly accidents caused by negligent drivers.

Recently, a motorcyclist in Pennsylvania was killed in a motorcycle accident involving a semi-truck. According to reports, the accident is still under investigation. Police say that a truck was turning left when a motorcycle failed to stop in time. It is unclear if the turn was in front of the motorcycle's right-of-way or not. However, as a result, the motorcycle smashed into the truck.

The 53-year-old motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed under the truck where he was crushed. He died from blunt force trauma to his upper body and head.

Motorcyclists who are injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers have legal rights to compensation for the injuries they have suffered. Furthermore, the families of motorcyclists who have died also have the right to compensation following a crash caused by a negligent driver. While compensation cannot take away the emotional damage caused by the accident, it can help victims and their families avoid financial disaster from the expenses the accident created.

Source: WSEE, "Motorcyclist Crushed After Colliding With Semi Truck," Justin Carter, Aug. 28, 2014

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