Bryan Holt Killed In Quincy Motorcycle Accident By 12th Street and Park Place
Wrongful Death - March 1, 2023
Bryan Holt Died In Quincy Car Accident With Pickup Truck While Riding Motorcycle Near The Intersection of 12th Street and Park Place
QUINCY, ILLINOIS (March 1, 2023) – A motorcyclist identified as Bryan Holt was killed in a Quincy car accident by the intersection of 12th Street and Park Place.
Adams County officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:23 p.m. on Sunday. Bryan Holt was riding a motorcycle when the driver of a pickup truck made a left turn in front of him.
The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the collision and was hit by the pickup truck. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, Bryan Holt died due to the severity of his injuries after being ejected from his motorcycle. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Quincy Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to one report by the NHTSA, “In 2020 there were 5,579 motorcyclists killed, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. This is the highest number of motorcyclists killed since FARS started in 1975.” There are many steps that drivers can take in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from medications that could make them drowsy.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-902), the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must first yield the right of way to all traffic that is close enough so as to pose a hazard. If a driver makes an abrupt left turn in front of another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.
Pickup trucks are often used for commercial purposes. If a pickup truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. In general, companies are liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. For example, a pickup truck may have been delivering materials to some business when they crashed. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Surveillance footage of the accident should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- The employment status of the at fault driver should be determined.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
The vast majority of car accidents involve some amount of human error. It is crucial that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability for any crash. The family of any person that is killed due to the negligence of another driver may be able to seek some measure of accountability through a civil claim. Unfortunately, though, drivers will often do everything that they can to deny liability for collisions.
Investigating A Quincy Motorcycle Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bryan Holt. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about a Quincy motorcycle accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.