3 Ways to Prevent Indiana Motorcycle Accidents This Season

by Staff | April 2nd, 2014

With warmer weather beginning to make its way into Indiana, motorcyclists are getting out onto the road. With the start of motorcycle season comes an increase in Indiana Motorcycle Accidents though, often caused by motorists who fail to recognize a motorcycle on the highway.

One such accident has already been reported in Columbus, Indiana. Reports indicate the crash happened just after 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the intersection of State Street and Gladstone Avenue.

According to a story from WCSI News, the 64-year-old motorcyclist was passing through the street crossing when a 21-year-old driver of an SUV failed to recognize the oncoming machine while making a left turn and struck the bike.

The motorcyclist suffered lacerations, a dislocated shoulder, and broken pelvis as a result of the impact of the collision.

Such accidents leave many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to stay safe on the road. The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain there are several precautions that should always be taken by motorcyclists, including:

  • Wearing Protective Gear- This includes a helmet, eye protection, gloves, and a sturdy leather jacket.
  • Getting Trained- Rider inexperience can play a significant role in protecting a motorcyclist in a crash. That’s why every biker should take a motorcycle safety course before riding on the road.
  • Riding Defensively- Riders should always assume other motorists in traffic do not see them.

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