Jason Miller Killed, Lawrence Finn Injured in Van Buren, AR, Accident
Van Buren, AR -- May 24, 2017, Jason Miller was killed and Lawrence Finn was injured due to an accident where a motorcycle and a pickup collided.
Authorities from the Arkansas State Police Department investigated the fatal incident, which they say happened just before 11:30 a.m. near the interchange of I-40 and I-540.
Preliminary details released by police officials state that 41-year-old Miller was traveling eastbound along the interstate behind a Dodge Ram pickup driven by 31-year-old Finn. Police reported that the pickup stopped suddenly, and the motorcycle crashed into the back of the vehicle as a result.
Miller was ejected from the vehicle in the collision and suffered fatal injuries. Finn was also injured in the accident and taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.
Police did not release any more specifics regarding the incident.
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The police report on this accident words the details in a very particular way, saying that the pickup, "braked abruptly causing V1 [Miller] to strike the rear of V2 [Finn]." This makes it seem like things are a little more complex than just the motorcycle following too closely or speeding. There are scenarios, despite popular belief, where the rear driver of a rear-end accident isn't the one at fault. That being said, it's not exactly common that this is the case.
So who exactly would be held liable for this accident? Well, without evidence, there's no real way to be sure. Only by having cold, hard facts can it truly be determined who is to blame in this accident. And even then, it's entirely possible both people are partially to blame. When it comes to liability, it all comes down to the totality of evidence. This is a complex process which requires thorough investigations and the experience of a professional.
The article below is a valuable resource for explaining the method of how liability is determined in these complex accidents. Those wanting to learn more will find it useful.