For many motorcyclists, the summer months are a great time to take to the road. Sadly, there are a number of dangers that may be present and some people pass away or are severely injured in an accident. In Huntington, and cities all over West Virginia, it is absolutely essential for both motorcyclists and drivers of all types of vehicles to focus on preventing motorcycle accident fatalities and injuries. Sadly, even the most responsible motorcyclists may find themselves in a serious accident due to someone else’s carelessness.
A crash that recently occurred in Connecticut left two motorcyclists with serious injuries. The motorcycle’s operator as well as a passenger were both taken to the hospital following the accident, which took place around 11 p.m and also involved a car.
After authorities appeared on the scene, the road was closed and those who were riding in a vehicle which collided with the motorcycle were evaluated. The car’s driver and passengers were able to escape unhurt.
When it comes to traffic accidents, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. Not only do they face an especially high risk of injury or death if an accident occurs, but some drivers may not notice them or understand the importance of keeping an eye out for motorcyclists. For motorcycle accident victims and their families, carefully examining every option and attempting to recover from the crash in every way possible is critical. Sometimes, contacting a legal professional who is very familiar with these situations can provide a clearer understanding of the best way to handle the aftermath of a crash.
Source: Hartford Courant, “Cromwell PD: Serious Car, Motorcycle Accident Hospitalizes Two,” Kathleen McWilliams, July 24, 2016