Driver Inattention Responsible For Terre Haute Motorcycle Accident

One of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes is failure to recognize an oncoming motorized bike, especially when turning left.

A recent Terre Haute Motorcycle Accident highlighted the dangers that intersections can pose to motorcyclists. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14, at the intersection of Lafayette and Seventh streets.

An article from The Tribune-Star explains the 37-year-old victim was operating a moped north along Lafayette when a Jeep Grand Cherokee attempted to turn left in front of him. The victim did not have time to stop and collided with the SUV, suffering a head injury and other trauma. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The driver later admitted to investigators that he did not see the victim or his moped while making the turn.

The incident leaves many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to stay safe on the road and the Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin suggest following these tips:

  • Wear A Helmet- Doing so will reduce the chances of injury in the event of an accident by as much as 40 percent.
  • Get Trained- Motorcycle safety courses offer instruction on what to do in the event of a crash in order to minimize the chances of injury.
  • Drive Defensively- This means slowing down and assuming all other motorists do not see you or your motorcycle.

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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