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Motorcycle rider killed following tragic Portsmouth collision

A tragic and fatal accident between a motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle highlights the risks and dangers that motorcyclists face every day on the road. Indeed, motorcyclists are virtually unprotected against vehicles in a crash, and this recent collision illuminates the fact all too well.

The incident happened in Portsmouth during rush hour on a recent Thursday morning. Police were notified of the crash at 7:57 a.m. By the time police arrived, they found the 28-year-old motorcyclist unconscious. He was later pronounced dead at the crash site.

Very little is known about the crash. So far, investigators have revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling westbound and the sport utility vehicle driver was heading southbound. It is presumed that the two vehicles got into a head-on collision. The sport utility vehicle did not suffer any injuries and remained at the accident scene to speak with authorities.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, and have yet to reveal any other information about this unfortunate collision. However, once authorities reveal who is at fault for the crash, family members of the motorcyclist will have a better idea as to whether they could pursue a wrongful death claim relating to the incident.

Although no amount of money, and no amount of litigation could ever bring back a loved one lost in a fatal motorcycle crash, the act of pursuing a wrongful death claim could serve to bring a sense of closure to family members of the deceased. If successfully navigated, it could also bring much-needed compensation for lost income, lost family relationship, lost marital benefits, emotional turmoil, the costs related to end of life expenses and more.

Source:, "Motorcyclist dies in Portsmouth crash," Kevin Green, May 04, 2017

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