Burlington Woman Killed in Motorcycle/ATV Accident
A 24-year-old Burlington woman has died following an accident involving two motorcycles and an ATV in Essex. The driver of the ATV has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and has been identified by Essex police as the primary cause of the accident.
According to police, the operator of the ATV was traveling on Vermont 128 when a group of three motorcycles approached from behind. For reasons not yet clear, the man turned his vehicle left, directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycles. Two of the motorcycles collided with the ATV, resulting in four injuries and one death. The third motorcycle was able to avoid the collision.
As with over 70% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Vermont, this one involved alcohol. Tragically motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury and, even when alcohol is not a factor, death to the drivers and passengers of the bike. Our hearts go out to the family members of this motorcycle accident victim and to all victims of intoxicated and irresponsible drivers.
The Vermont motorcycle accident attorneys at Van Dorn, Curtiss, Rousseau & Ross, PLLC understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one to a reckless driver. If you have suffered this type of loss, we are here to fight for your rights and help you secure the justice you deserve.