Driver Inattention Responsible For Terre Haute Motorcycle Accident

by Staff | April 16th, 2014

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.

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