An auto-motorcycle collision on County Road 25A in Tipp City claimed one life. The collision occurred on Wednesday afternoon, May 12th. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that the vehicle was making a turn when the accident happened.
According to a news report, the crash occurred at the Farrington Exchange near Interstate 75 around 3:37 p.m. The state patrol said that a 90-year-old man driving a Cadillac was northbound on the county road. He was turning left onto the northbound interstate when the motorcycle rider struck the passenger side of his car.
The motorcyclist died at the accident scene, while the older man suffered minor injuries. The state troopers identified the victim as Justin Dreer, 21, of Piqua. The OSHP Piqua post is continuing the investigation into the collision on County Road 25A. There is no additional information.
When accidents of this nature occur, investigators must determine who the fault party is. In most auto-motorcycle collisions, the car driver is the one at fault for the accident. But there are instances when the motorcyclist is the one to blame.
A motorcycle rider would be at fault if they operated the bike while impaired or disobeyed traffic rules. At turn points, the rider will be responsible if they didn’t have the right of way and failed to yield to a vehicle that did. No matter who is at fault, the law remains that a victim is entitled to compensation following an accident.
The compensation covers medical bills, other financial losses, and property damages. In cases where the victim dies, it includes funeral and burial expenses. The victim’s relatives are the ones to receive the compensation for the latter.
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