From the promised LAND
Motorcyclist Killed In Accident
ELLINGTON — A Stafford motorcyclist died Tuesday following a collision with a United Parcel Service truck on Route 140, state police said Tuesday night.
http://www.browncafe.com/forum/The accident happened at about 2:45 p.m., as the driver of the eastbound UPS truck, Lisa Kirk of Coventry, was turning left into a private driveway on the state road, also known as Crystal Lake Road.
As she turned left across the westbound travel lane, a Yamaha motorcycle traveling east in the westbound lane struck the left rear corner of the truck, police said.
The motorcyclist, Kristofer Stark of Stafford, was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he later died, police said.
No arrests have been made by Tuesday night. State police from the Troop C barracks are continuing their investigation.
Now after reading this accident report as published in the paper (and we know how accurate they are), how do you charge this accident?
First, from the way I read it, and I had to re read it twice, the driver was turning left when the cycle hit her on the left rear bumper while in the other lane. That would make it sound like the cycle was trying to get around the driver as she turned, making it totally the cyclists fault.
The way I read it, our driver did everything by the book, if she used her turn signal, but the guy on the cycle decided to go around anyway. Big mistake.
Best I can tell, it should be an unavoidable accident for the driver.
Not that it changes much.