November 28, 2012
WIBQ News is reporting that a Terre Haute, Indiana, motorcyclist died in an accident earlier this month. The crash happened on Saturday, November 17, at the intersection of State Route 63 and Springhill Drive.
Officers with the Terre Haute Police Department stated the man was riding along the road when he fell off the bike. Rescue crews were unable to transport the victim to a hospital due to the severity of his injuries, and he died a short time later at the scene of the crash. Officers confirmed he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Indiana Motorcycle Accident and his blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.
The accident points out two factors that lead to fatal motorcycle accidents: a lack of motorcycle helmet laws and drinking and driving. Indiana is one of only three states that doesn’t require motorcyclists of any age to wear a helmet. A lack of helmet usage can increase a person’s chance of death or injury in the event of an accident by as much as 50 percent. The high number of drunk drivers in Indiana compounds the risks presented by a lack of helmet laws.
The Indiana Drunk Driving lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say these two risks can easily be eliminated when riding motorcycles by simply always wearing a helmet and never riding a motorcycle after consuming alcohol.
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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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