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Biker hit and killed by 19-year-old driver

For motorcycle enthusiasts in Minnesota, summer is perhaps the best time of the year. They can hop on their favoritewheeled vehicles and enjoy riding on roads free of snow or ice. However, even the warm weather cannot protect bikers from what may well be one of the biggest dangers of all - drivers of cars and other vehicles.

Sadly, one man who was riding his Harley-Davidson bike on a Tuesday afternoon provides yet another example of exactly how dangerous passenger car drivers can be to motorcyclists. A woman in a typical passenger sedan started to make a left turn right into the path of the biker and hit him in the intersection. The man was taken by air to Duluth's St. Luke's Hospital but was not able to survive his injuries. The 60-year-old business owner died.

The car driver, who is only 19 years old, is not believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is not known yet if distraction, fatigue, speed or other factors may have been involved in the crash. More may be known as the investigation continues to uncover more details. The accident happened near Hibbing where County Road 7 and Highway 37 meet.

After losing a loved one in a crash like this, Minnesota residents might find it helpful to ask an attorney about how they might seek compensation for their losses. This can be beneficial even if criminal charges are involved.

Source: Echo Press, "Well-known northern Minnesota car dealer dies in motorcycle crash," Aug. 30, 2017

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