A Colorado motorcyclist was cited for careless driving that led to the death of his passenger in a Pueblo motorcycling accident that occurred Monday, June 7, 2010. In addition to careless driving, the Pueblo Chieftain reported that the Colorado motorcyclist was also cited for driving without insurance. Mawrlacq Lee, was thrown from the Harley-Davidson motorcycle when the driver lost control of the motorcycle while attempting to avoid two cars at a traffic light on Thatcher Avenue. Lee was taken to Parkview Medical Center where she pronounced brain dead early Tuesday morning.
In 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed and an additional 96,000 were injured in motorcycle accidents across the country (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Unfortunately, many of these injuries are traumatic brain injuries and serious head injuries. In fact, more than 1.5 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States each year and 51,000 people will lose their lives after a TBI. In all motorcycle crashes that occur throughout the United States, traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death.(source)
If a Pueblo, Colorado motorcycling accident has caused the wrongful death of someone you love, it is important to obtain an experienced Pueblo motorcycle accident attorney immediately to discuss all of your legal options. At the Pueblo Injury Firm of Smith & Smith, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys will assist you throughout the entire legal process, so you can focus on your family and on rebuilding your life again. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Smith & Smith today at (719)544-0062 for a FREE CONSULTATION.