2 More Motorcyclists Die on Minnesota Roads
July 18, 2013
In today's Star Tribune there was a short article reporting that two more motorcyclists were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend. This is a disturbing trend. The past two deaths bring 231 the total number of motorcyclists killed so far this year in Minnesota. When you consider that real motorcycling season didn't start until sometime in May, you begin to appreciate how dangerous it can be. Of the two most recent deaths, one motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the other was not. According to the investigating officer the motorcyclist not wearing a helmet probably would've had nothing more than a bit of road rash if he had been wearing a helmet, and would have survived.
Both of these motorcyclists died in one-vehicle crashes. In that case the survivors really have no recourse through the courts unless the motorcycle owner took the trouble to purchase medical coverage on the motorcycle, in which case perhaps the hospital bills might be paid and even some funeral expenses would be covered under some policies.