In collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles, it is not uncommon for motorcycle riders to lose their lives or suffer catastrophic injuries. While most drivers of vehicles are protected by state-of-the-art safety features, which have been designed and tested to prevent occupants from suffering injuries, motorcyclists typically have very little protection. A highway in Oklahoma was recently the scene of a fatal car crash that left three motorcyclists dead.
The abrupt loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person is devastating in many ways. One man found the strength to move on following a fatal car crash that killed and maimed his immediate family, and he is calling for strict changes to truck driver regulations. As evidence of the need, this victim and others cite the rising number of fatal truck accidents. They also point to increased pressures on truckers and companies as well as failure of statistical data to capture the number of fatigue-related accidents.