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Motorcycle accident kills one, injures two

Motorcycle accidents involving one motorcycle and a passenger vehicle often leave motorcyclists with serious injuries. When two motorcycles collide, the result can be just as calamitous. When two motorcycles and an automobile collide in the same accident, not only can serious injury or death can be the result, but ascertaining fault can also be problematic. This is demonstrated by a recent two-motorcycle-automobile collision in Outagamie County not far from Hortonville.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by a 24-year old man from Manawa collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 31-year old man, also from Manawa. The two bikes appeared to be negotiating a curve in the road when they collided with each other. Both motorcycles wound up in the southbound lane on Highway 15, where they were struck by a Chevrolet Cruze. The driver of the Cruze was a 27-year old woman, and a second woman was a passenger in the Cruze.

The 31-year old driver of the 2007 Harley died in the crash. The 24-year old driver of the 2014 Harley Davidson suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Neenah for treatment. The driver of the Cruze and her passenger were treated for minor injuries at the scene and were released. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident, and the names of the individuals involved have not been disclosed.

The few facts released so far do not permit a reasonable conclusion about which driver may have been at fault for the accident. People who have been injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident involving several vehicles often wish to pursue a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can often provide a helpful evaluation of the evidence and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages.

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