The driver of a motorcycle tragically lost his life after another vehicle failed to yield to him this Monday, May 23, 2022. The collision occurred at the intersection of Jones and Speedway in Tucson, Arizona. The police investigated the incident and found that both drivers may have committed moving violations. But, it is always a good idea to yield to oncoming traffic at intersections. The motorcycle driver almost always suffers severe injuries or losses his or her life after an accident like this one.
Driver of Motorcycle was Identified
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Mr. Gage Bastian. We extend our sincere condolences to the family of the victim. Law enforcement believes that he may have been speeding prior to the collision. However, the other driver also made a moving violation by failing to yield to traffic at this intersection. Arizona remains a pure comparative negligence State. This means that the victim (or his family) can still sue for damages even if he was somewhat at fault for causing the accident.
Left Hand Turns and Car Accidents
The driver turning left will typically be held at fault at an intersection. Arizona law imposes an inherent duty on the driver to watch for other vehicles that could collide with the that person’s vehicle. This is so because the legislators know how often accidents occur at intersections. Further, the driver at an intersection poses an immediate threat to others when he or she moves into the intersection and “gets in the way” of other drivers.
The actions of the driver described above proved to be fatal. A prudent driver could have simply yielded to the motorcycle.