While the following story is a couple of weeks old, it still exemplifies the dangers of reckless driving and shows how a fatal motor vehicle accident can affect many lives.
The crash in question happened in Seattle, Washington and it involved two speeding motorcycles and another vehicle. Apparently the two motorcycles were traveling at speeds that exceeded 100 miles per hour, and one of them crashed into the back of a car. The woman driving that motorcycle was tossed from her vehicle and landed some 75 feet away. She was killed in the crash.
Curiously, the person driving the other motorcycle stopped to help put out a fire that resulted from the crash. The motorcyclist then left the scene -- only to return later and then flee again. The police were looking for that motorcyclist after the crash.
There are a few things to learn from this crash. The first is that any driver of any vehicle needs to operate his or her vehicle in a safe and proper manner. Driving at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour certainly doesn't qualify as "safe and proper."
Another lesson here is that motorcyclists are almost always in a far more dangerous situations than practically anyone else on the road. Their vehicles inherently offer less support and safety than other vehicles out there, so if they are involved in a crash, it is likely that they will suffer serious, catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
Which leads us to the last lesson: fatal motor vehicle accidents dramatically alter the lives of many people. The family and loved ones of a deceased victim may not want to think about legal action in the wake of a fatal crash, but often a wrongful death lawsuit can yield the compensation that they need to deal with the many legal and procedural steps that are necessary following a death. That lawsuit can also hold the negligent party responsible, earning a small bit of justice for the deceased individual.
Source: KING5.com, "Fatal motorcycle crash brings morning commute to standstill," Sept. 29, 2015