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Trucking accidents: Motorcyclist dies after being hit by semi

Motorcycles offer far less protection for their riders that other vehicles provide their occupants during an accident. Because of this, collisions involving motorcycles can have disastrous consequences, especially when a commercial vehicle is involved. Trucking accidents involving motorcycles can be exceedingly devastating, and each runs the unfortunate risk of proving fatal. A recent collision involving a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle has claimed the life of an 18-year-old man in Tennessee.

According to reports, the incident took place at around 12:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday as the two vehicles approached a sudden halt in traffic. Authorities assert that the driver of the semi was unable to stop his vehicle in time and collided with the motorcycle and its rider. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Although an investigation into the incident is underway, no further details were provided as to why the driver of the commercial vehicle was unable to stop his vehicle in time. Due to their size and weight, tractor-trailers and other similar vehicles are more difficult to bring to a sudden halt. Drivers of commercial vehicles must be diligent in allowing sufficient space in between their trucks and other vehicles, as failing to do so can have devastating consequences.

Families who experience losses in fatal trucking accidents due to the negligence of another party may be left in search of answers and justice. Those who wish to exercise their right to pursue restitution in civil court could benefit from consulting with an attorney with experience in such matters. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Tennessee in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

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