A 47-year-old man died from injuries suffered in an accident that occurred on July 30 after the man lost control of his 2001 Yamaha XV8650 on Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The man then crossed into the other lane of traffic and collided with a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by a 70-year-old.
Although the other driver swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision, that attempt was not successful. As a result of the accident, the driver of the Equinox suffered a minor injury but was not taken to the hospital for treatment. The man on the motorcycle was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital due to blunt force trauma, and police say that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
It is being reported that state police are still investigating the crash, which is being deemed an accident. The driver of the car was wearing their seat belt when the collision occurred. There was no word as to how the man lost control of his motorcycle. According to the website of Roosevelt Elementary School where the man worked as a kindergarten teacher, counselors will be made available at the start of the 2014 school year.
Although the person who may have caused a motor vehicle accident passes away, it may be possible to take action against that person. If the injured party so desired, they could try to seek compensation from the at-fault person’s estate to cover the cost of medical care or lost wages. A personal injury attorney may be able to help gather evidence for the claim such as police reports and insurance information.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live, “Allentown kindergarten teacher dies in motorcycle crash”, Sarah Cassi, July 31, 2014