Mitch Lucker, frontman of the metal band ‘Suicide Silence’, died after a Halloween motorcycle accident in Orange County.
According to the LA Times, the 28 year old singer crashed around 8:55 p.m. Halloween evening while driving his black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Lucker hit a light pole, flinging him from his bike, and his motorcycle kept going down the street, striking a Nissan pick-up truck. Lucker suffered fatal injuries from the crash, while nearby trick-or-treaters and those inside the vehicle avoided injury.
Mitch Lucker Motorcycle Accident in L.A.: A Common Tragedy
Riding a motorcycle can be as thrilling as it is dangerous. For so many riders, the two experiences are intertwined, and it seems that this was the case for Mitch Lucker. According to reporter Brittany Moseley, who recently spoke with Lucker for an upcoming piece about musicians who ride Harley-Davidsons, the singer had a fascination with the danger of motorcycle riding.
Lucker was asked what attracted him to motorcycles:
“The danger in it. Being a frontman in a band, you get addicted to adrenaline rushes. When you’re onstage, there’s not more of a rush. When I get home from touring, I need to find something to match that so I don’t get my adrenaline withdrawals. Being exposed to every element of danger while you’re sitting on a motor—that to me is freedom.”
The cause of the collision remains under investigation by Orange County Police, including whether alcohol was a factor.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents in America like the one suffered by Mitch Lucker happen all the time. While many precautions can be taken, anyone riding a motorcycle is exposing themselves to elevated levels of danger. One of the biggest dangers is other drivers. It can be impossible to avoid some accidents, but you can protect yourself and your physical and financial health after the fact in some ways.
For example, if the driver of an automobile negligently hits a motorcycle rider and an injury occurs, the at-fault driver is liable for the following:
- Physical injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of normal life
- Property damage
- Any other loss related to the collision
Seeking a personal injury lawyer is advisable in these situations. Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers often represent motorcycle riders who are injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers.
Motorcyclists have little protection and are sometimes traveling at high rates of speed, which can lead to a very serious accident. In 2008, motorcycle accidents accounted for only 1.2% of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois, but 13.4% of all the fatalities.
Injuries often include:
- Damage to the neck & back
- Extreme bruising or road rash
- Multiple broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
Even though Illinois is one of only three states that does not require helmets, it is highly recommend that you wear one while riding.
- For example, the NHTSA estimated that in 2008, 1829 riders’ lives were saved by helmets.
- While not wearing a helmet will not prevent recovery against a negligent party, it will often prevent serious head injury or death.
- In 2009, 82% of the riders fatally injured in Illinois were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, request a Free Case Consultation or call (312) 924-7575 to speak with a lawyer now.
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