A motorcycle accident has taken the life of a man in New Orleans. The accident happened around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night when a 34-year-old motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Almonaster Boulevard, and he lost control of the motorcycle. The bike collided with a guardrail throwing the rider from the motorcycle, and he landed underneath a rail car on nearby train tracks. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency medical personnel. New Orleans Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, and the accident is under investigation.
Auto accidents can occur in various forms including tractor-trailer accidents, SUV rollovers, single-vehicle car accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Despite several states having campaigns to remind drivers to watch for motorcycles, thousands of motorcycle accident occur each year. While some motorcycle accidents are caused due to the recklessness of the driver, it is more common for drivers of passenger vehicles to cause a motorcycle accident. Motorcycles can be difficult for drivers to see due to their smaller size. Inattentive and distracted driving cause thousands of preventable motorcycle accidents every year, and those drivers should be held accountable for their actions.
The experienced St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to hold all negligent drivers responsible for their recklessness. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million for our clients and will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.