Many people consider motorcycles to be excellent means of transportation. It is easy to see why; these vehicles are adept at navigating in tight spaces and are ideal for sightseeing. With the fantastic scenery available along Las Vegas roadways, many city residents and tourists opt to use these vehicles. However, because motorcycles do not have as much protection as other types of vehicles, accidents can easily lead to serious personal injury and fatalities for motorcyclists.

A Las Vegas accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV has left a 20-year-old man dead. Law enforcement authorities are still investigating, but a few details have emerged about the incident. The accident occurred when the 20-year-old rode his motorcycle into the SUV, which was exiting a parking lot.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being transported to University Medical Center for treatment. Reports do not offer details regarding any injuries or property damage the SUV driver may have sustained. It is also unclear whether there were any other people in the SUV.

Authorities have not offered any speculations on whether intoxication, speed or distracted driving may have been factors in the incident.

Reports do not indicate whether the SUV driver or the deceased’s family members have indicated any interest in pursuing personal injury lawsuits.

When a serious motorcycle accident occurs, it can leave victims and their families facing enormous emotional and financial issues. Civil litigation may help to alleviate some of these problems by providing victims with closure and monetary compensation. Those who are interested in this option may want to consult with an attorney.