Payson, AZ (July 16, 2019) – Police reported that a fatal motorcycle accident took place on Highway 87 this past weekend just three miles into Payson.
Police claim that the rider of the motorcycle, identified as Robert Frank Welch, was riding a motorcycle with his girlfriend headed northbound on their Harley Davidson when a Chevy suddenly pulled out in front of them.
At the time, police claim that Welch and his girlfriend were on their way to a fundraiser. The SUV T-boned him and he was not able to do anything to prevent the accident.
The man’s girlfriend flew off of the bike and went through one of the windows of the SUV, falling inside the vehicle. She was seriously injured and airlifted to the hospital where she remains in the ICU at this time.
Welch was tragically killed at the scene of the accident.
At this time, police continue their investigation into the accident.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the party whose life was taken in this accident.
Deaths from motorcycles have been decreasing on our roads since 2017 but this does not mean that they have officially stopped and motorcycle accidents continue to happen each and every day. If you have lost somebody you love in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, you might wonder what options you have for recovery. Luckily, with the help of a wrongful death attorney, you can face anything.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law understand how worrisome it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal accident in Arizona. We also understand that it can be overwhelming to face the finances as you are balancing the grief of your losses. We want you to know that you are never alone at this time. Please contact us at (623) 562-3838 for more information on how we can assist you at this time.
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