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Motorcycle accidents can result from unrelated crime

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Pennsylvania drivers are probably aware that when they take to the roads, they must take proper precautions to avoid causing a serious crash. Paying close attention to traffic and following laws can go a long way to prevent injuries and damage to vehicles. Unfortunately, when drivers choose to participate in illegal activity on the streets, there is an increased risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.

Just days ago, two drivers decided to engage in an illegal street race near Philadelphia. As the cars sped off into the night, one of the drivers struck a motorcycle head-on. The driver of the motorcycle was killed as a result of injuries suffered at the hands of the irresponsible drivers. 

One of the suspect vehicles fled the scene, but police were able to apprehend the driver that actually struck the motorcyclist. Police questioned the driver, and are currently investigating the entire incident. The driver of the motorcycle was not involved in the race, but lost his life because of the actions of the other drivers. 

When the negligence of others causes a death on the road, the family of the victim may feel angry and alone. Motorcycle accidents often have a higher rate of fatality, because an exposed rider has little chance when struck by a much larger speeding vehicle. It can be helpful for victims, or the surviving families of deceased victims, to contact a compassionate attorney. In Pennsylvania, an attorney may be able to help those suffering because others chose to break the law and disregard safety on the road. 

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