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Massachusetts motorcycle accident leads to fatality, injuries

Motorcycle enthusiasts will tell you that there is nothing like the exhilaration, excitement and sense of freedom that comes with their preferred mode of transport. However, it is undeniable that riding a motorcycle also comes with a degree of risk that is greater than that of driving in an enclosed vehicle. When a motorcycle accident occurs between a bike and a car or truck, the motorcyclist is at a pronounced disadvantage. However, a recent Massachusetts accident demonstrates that a risk of harm exists even when there are no cars involved.

On July 15, an accident involving at least two motorcycles occurred in West Dennis, Massachusetts. The accident is believed to have happened just moments after 1 a.m. in the morning. When police arrived at the scene, they found two motorcycles in the roadway, along with the riders.

One driver, a 35-year-old man, was transported to a hospital on Cape Cod, where he died as a result of his injuries. The other driver was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital and treated for injuries sustained during the crash. Investigators believe that a third motorcycle driver may have been involved in the incident, and are asking that anyone with information about the crash please contact the Dennis Police Department.

The family of the man killed in the motorcycle accident will likely wait for the police investigation to be complete in the hopes of finding out more about the causes of the tragic crash. If the investigation reveals that the crash was caused by negligent or reckless behavior on the part of one or more other drivers, they may move forward with a wrongful death suit. In addition, the man who was injured in the crash will have significant medical bills as a result, and may also suffer time lost from work, property damage and other harm as a result of the crash. He could also file suit in the matter against any party whose alleged negligence caused his injuries.

Source: NECN, "Police probe fatal motorcycle crash in West Dennis, Mass.," July 15, 2012

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