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Way to keep motorcyclists safer on the road

Drivers of motor vehicles are responsible for two-thirds of motorcycle accidents. This means that motorists are responsible for the majority of motorcycle accidents. This may cause some motorists to wonder what they can do to help keep motorcyclists safe. The smaller nature of motorcycles, as well as the habit of motorists to look for other passenger vehicles instead of motorcycles, can result in motorcycles being easily missed by motorists which can ultimately result in motorcycle accidents and injuries to motorcycle riders.

Motorists can help keep motorcyclists safe on the roadways

As summertime fast approaches, the subject of motorcycle safety is a timely one. Although the number of motorcycle fatalities may be falling, 4,600 motorcyclists were killed in 2013. In some circumstances, motorcyclists may contribute to accidents leading to injuries or death, however, many motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists rather than motorcyclists.

What are some tips to help keep motorcyclists safe?

Spring always brings the return of motorcyclists to the roadways. Motorcycle riders may look forward to a summer of fun, however, other vehicles on the roadways can pose a danger to motorcyclists. Greater than half of all motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle and liability for the motorcycle accident most often rests with the driver of the other motor vehicle.

What is the impact of a spinal cord injury?

Because of the generally vulnerable nature of motorcycle riders, motorcyclists can suffer sometimes catastrophic injuries following a motorcycle accident. One type of serious injury motorcycle riders may suffer is a spinal cord injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle, or other type of vehicle, accident, you may be searching for additional information about spinal cord injuries, their causes and what the future may look like following a catastrophic motorcycle accident.

Air National Guard member killed in motorcycle crash

Motorcycle accidents can cause significant harm to victims and their families. An accident between two cars and a motorcycle recently killed a motorcycle rider, who was a member of the Air National Guard, in a nearby community in Massachusetts. The motorcycle accident occurred near an intersection. Occupants of the vehicles were transported to the hospital but reportedly did not have serious injuries. Officials from multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of the fatal motorcycle accident.

Motorcyclist injured while passenger vehicle driver flees

Motorcycle accident victims may receive help facing various challenges following a motorcycle collision. In a neighboring community an hour-and-a-half southeast of Worcester, a motorcyclist had to be transported to the hospital following a collision between a passenger vehicle and the motorcycle. The driver of the passenger vehicle fled the scene of the accident. Although a man was picked up by police at a nearby business with serious injuries, police did not confirm that the man was the driver of the passenger vehicle that fled. Police are investigating the motorcycle collision.

What are the steps to take following a motorcycle accident?

Between 1999 and 2008, motorcycle-related fatalities doubled. Because of the uniquely vulnerable position motorcycle riders are in due to the unprotected nature of a motorcycle on the roadways, injured motorcyclists may wonder what steps to take if they are injured in a motorcycle accident. Likewise, family members may wonder what steps to take if a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident.

Driver turns self in after fatal Massachusetts motorcycle crash

Under the law, family members of victims have different options to consider following a fatal accident. A recent motorcycle accident that occurred in a neighboring community southeast of Worcester left a motorcyclist dead. Initially a hit-and-run accident, the 26-year old driver of the other vehicle involved in the motorcycle collision turned himself in to police the day following the accident. The 36-year old victim was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by the 26-year old driver and killed. The driver has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and motor vehicle homicide.

Massachusetts man killed in motorcycle collision

A 49-year-old man was recently killed in a motorcycle collision with a car in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The fatal motorcycle crash occurred at an intersection when a 31-year old woman driving a passenger car, while going south, attempted to turn east and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcycle accident victim was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. It was not immediately clear if the driver of the car would receive a citation for the accident.

Massachusetts couple injured in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of damages to victims. Two motorcyclists were recently taken to the hospital following a collision with a car. The motorcycle driver, 73, and his passenger, 70, both from a neighboring community, were taken to the hospital following the motorcycle accident. The accident occurred when the couple was traveling east and a passenger vehicle, driven by a 70-year old man, pulled out in front of them. The motorcycle hit the rear of the passenger vehicle and slid onto its side. The injuries the couple suffered were not described as life-threatening.

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