October 16th, 2013|
October 16, 2013
Each year, thousands of accidents between motorcycles and other vehicles are reported in the state of Indiana. The Indiana Motorcycle Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain data suggests motorists turning left in front of a motorcycle causes as many as 42 percent of accidents between a motorcycle and another vehicle.
One such accident that occurred last week was responsible for leaving a 45-year-old Elkhart, Indiana, man seriously injured. According to an article from WNDU News, the crash happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at the intersection of State Road 15 and County Road 42, outside the city of Goshen, Indiana.
Reports indicate the victim was northbound along State Road 15 when a 22-year-old New Paris, Indiana, man attempted to turn left onto the road from County Road 42 in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop and struck the side of the truck.
The impact of the collision left the motorcyclist with head injuries and fractures in his legs, resulting in rescue crews transporting him to a local trauma center for further examination and treatment.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the risks motorcyclists face every time they ride. That is why the firm would like to urge motorists to do their part to protect motorcyclist safety by always looking twice in both directions before attempting to cross through lanes of traffic.