Two motorcycle riders are dead after a dramatic crash in Wisconsin. One of them died on the day of the motorcycle accident. The other rider died days later at an area hospital.
Witnesses told officers with the Milwaukee Police Department that they saw three motorcycles whiz past them at a high rate of speed. All of the motorcycles are said to have been jetting in and out of traffic as they headed down Milwaukee's 60th Street. A car then pulled out in front of the motorcycles, causing two of them to slam into the car's back passenger door. The third motorcycle avoided colliding with the vehicle and kept going.
Witnesses said they heard a large boom, and one of the motorcycles seemed to explode. A large fireball erupted. When police arrived at the scene, one biker was already dead, and the other rider's breathing was unstable. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. After several surgeries done in an attempt to save his life, he could no longer hang on and succumbed to his injuries.
Two families have been thrown into chaos by this horrific motorcycle accident. No matter what, nothing will ever be able to bring these families back the loved ones they have lost. The families retain the right to file a Wisconsin wrongful death claim against the driver of the car that pulled out in front of them. The viability of such a claim may rest on the results of a full investigation that details the movement of all of the vehicles in the moments before the tragic crash. If they are able to show that driver was negligent and that is caused or contributed to the death of these two men, the court may award the families the costs and other damages incurred as a result of the deaths.
Source: wisn.com, "Second motorcyclist dies after Friday morning crash," April 4, 2013