Phoenix, AZ (July 24, 2019) – A motorcyclist has died following a crash on Monday evening, July 22nd, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Officials say that the accident happened in the area of Cave Creek Road and Nisbet Road, south of Greenway Road. After stopping at a stop sign at Nisbet Road, a 53-year-old man driving a 2001 Ford truck attempted to cross all the lanes on Cave Creek Road. At that point, the 21-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Uzuri Burkes, heading southbound on Cave Creek Road collided with the truck.
The man driving the truck stayed on the scene, and authorities said that impairment did not seem to play a role in this crash. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Uzuri Burkes at this time.
According to information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents accounted for 14% of all traffic deaths throughout the nation in recent years, with the number of motorcycle accidents more than doubling since the mid-1990s. In fact, statistics show that one in seven motor vehicle fatalities happened on a motorcycle across the country.
Victims and their families can suffer tragic, unforeseen circumstances after a motorcycle crash, like long-term injuries, costly medical bills, and even job loss. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, get the justice they deserve from a personal injury or death lawsuit.
Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families who are affected by serious wrecks. Contact our accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today.
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