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Posted on September 13, 2012 by

Collinsville Man Killed While Walking his Motorcycle

A Collinsville man who had a problem with his motorcycle was struck and killed by a pick-up truck on the evening of September 4, 2012. The man was turning left at an intersection when his motorcycle stalled and he was hit by the oncoming truck while trying to walk the vehicle out of the way.

The motorcyclist, Charles Bakken of Collinsville, did not have a helmet on.  According to the St. Louis Dispatch news report the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head and chest.  The driver of the truck suffered some minor injuries but did not have to be hospitalized.

Motorcycle accidents can have serious consequence due to the lack of protection and how much larger and heavier the other vehicles on the road can be. One problem that can contribute to these accidents is that drivers tend to focus on looking for other large vehicles and may not see a motorcycle until it is too late.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by another driver while on a motorcycle contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman. Our number one goal will be to get you and your family the restitution you deserve for damages you have suffered while injured by another’s carelessness.