A motorcyclist lost his life in a motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident took place in Pike County, Missouri at approximately 2:15 p.m. The rider, 76-year-old Richard J. Hunsicker, was operating his 1987 Honda GL1200 traveling on Highway 79 southbound when he ran off the right-hand side of the roadway. Hunsicker lost control of the motorcycle, overturned the bike and struck a culvert just south of Pike County Road 120. He was thrown from the motorcycle and despite wearing a helmet, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Motorcycle accidents occur thousands of times each year, and although some of those accidents are caused by the motorcyclists driving errors, a large number of motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of others. Dangerous roadways, negligent driving, mechanical errors and design flaws are all examples of how negligence can cause auto accidents. Inattentive or distracted driving is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are difficult to see when operating a passenger vehicle making it imperative to focus on the roadway at all times. A driver who becomes distracted by a cellphone, GPS device, or passengers in the vehicle is risking the lives of other travelers. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney.
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