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1 killed, 1 injured in Massachusetts motorcycle accident

When put against a regular motor vehicle, a motorcycle does not even begin to size up in terms of armor and protection. When next to a lumber truck, there is no comparison. One Massachusetts motorcyclist involved in a motorcycle accident with a truck hauling lumber sustained catastrophic injuries that ultimately led to his death.

The 61-year-old man was out for a ride on his motorcycle on Route 1A just before the crash occurred. Also on that same road was a lumber truck, driven by another 61-year-old man out for delivery. Although it is still not clear what caused the collision, the motorcycle and lumber truck crashed head-on into one another. As soon as authorities had arrived, the driver of the motorcycle was rushed to the hospital.

Tragically, the catastrophic injuries he sustained were too much, and he died at the hospital. The driver of the lumber truck received only minor injuries, which were treated at a nearby hospital. As authorities continue to investigate the crash, there are no criminal charges at this time.

While police work tirelessly to pinpoint the cause of the accident, the motorcyclist's family and friends are left to grapple with funeral arrangements. Trying to figure out how to move on with their lives without their loved one is no small task. After the investigation is concluded, if the lumber truck driver is found to be at fault, the family can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. Monetary compensation won't necessarily erase the pain of loss from their lives, but a successful wrongful death claim in Massachusetts can lighten the burden on those who are left behind after a motorcycle accident.

Source: Wicked Local Beverly, UPDATE: North Andover motorcyclist killed in Route 1A crash, No author, Nov. 21, 2013

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