Phoenix police say a motorcyclist has died after colliding with another vehicle in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the crash occurred near 10th Street and Thunderbird Road where a man riding a motorcycle was headed westbound. Another vehicle was getting on Thunderbird from a private drive when the two vehicles hit. The motorcyclist reportedly died from his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.
Police say there are no indications yet on whether speed or impairment were factors. The investigating is continuing.
Despite the thrill of the acceleration, motorcycles are dangerous. The main reason: For some reason, cars just don’t notice them.
That is what likely occurred here. Does that excuse the driver who pulled out? No, absolutely not. Motorcycles are legal, and other vehicles are required by Arizona law to yield right of way.
Absent speed or impairment issues, the driver of the car is likely 100% at fault here.
Our prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy.
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