A motorcycle crash remains under investigation after the driver was killed on Monday afternoon. As 54-year-old Louis Sordi was operating his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, he was killed in the accident. The crash happened near Fishkill, New York when Sordi was traveling northbound on Route 9 when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2006 Ford van on the driver’s side. Sordi was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the van was uninjured and police issued him a citation for operating a vehicle on an expired driver’s license. The accident remains under investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to be killed in a motorcycle crash compared to a passenger vehicle accident. In 2014, there were 86 motorcycle accidents in Missouri, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. While that number isn’t alarming, the fact that 88 individuals were killed in those accidents equates to over 100 perfect fatality rate. All motorcyclists are educated on the risks associated with operating a motorcycle and are instructed on how to responsibly handle the vehicle. Tragically, several motorcyclists cause crashes with their reckless actions. Other factors that can contribute to a motorcycle crash include mechanical defects, dangerous roadways, and the negligent driving of others.
At Meyerkord & Kurth we know that losing a loved one is tragic and we will support you during this difficult time. By contacting our office, we will also take all necessary action to obtain the justice you and your loved one deserves. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and will work to recover the maximum compensation for your loss. Contact our St. Louis personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.