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Dartmouth motorcycle accident kills 2, investigation pending

Last week, two Massachusetts residents from Fall River were presumably enjoying a ride on their motorcycle when events took a tragic turn as the motorcycle collided with another vehicle at the corner of Sharp and Milton Streets in Dartmouth. The motorcycle accident turned fatal when the 32-year-old male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead sometime after his arrival at Rhode Island Hospital.

The 32-year-old female passenger of the motorcycle was trapped beneath the vehicle when Dartmouth police arrived at the motorcycle accident scene. According to Dartmouth police, this second victim suffered severe injuries and also passed away the following day at the hospital. Both motorcycle victims were wearing helmets, though other details of the crash are sparse. However, it is known that neither the driver of the vehicle nor his passenger was injured in the collision.

Currently, police and investigators have not determined who is at fault for this Massachusetts motorcycle accident. In fact, they have reportedly said that it could take weeks to finalize. Nevertheless, the families of the motorcycle driver and his passenger will surely want to learn the details of the official investigative report when it has been completed.

The information found within this report, along with any other relevant evidence gathered, may form the basis to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of one or both victims of this fatal accident. While money is by no means a top concern after such a life-changing and horrific incident, each family may find some comfort in knowing that they can pursue legal action to hold negligent parties fully accountable for any wrongful actions that caused the fatalities.

Source: WPRI.com, "Second Victim in Dartmouth crash Dies," Nancy Krause, April 6, 2012

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