Many motorcyclists in Clinton enjoy the open road accompanied by a loved one sitting on the back of their bikes. In order to spend time together on the weekend or evenings, a couple may decide to go for a ride. The drivers that share the road with motorcycles may not always be aware of their presence due to their size and maneuverability. When a driver changes lanes or merges onto a highway without paying attention, this can lead to a motorcycle accident that injures both riders.
If motorcycle riders see that a vehicle is about to enter into their road space, they may react quickly and attempt to avoid the accident. Sometimes this is not always possible, and the motorcycle may be run off the road by the other vehicle. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be extremely serious as riders are exposed to the full force of the impact of the collision.
A motorcyclist and his passenger were found with injuries that required air transport after a crash in Newport. Apparently, the motorcyclist tried to avoid hitting a vehicle that pulled out in front of him, according to witnesses. The vehicle was leaving a parking lot at the time. Law enforcement officials found the bike near the highway. At this time, there is no information about the extent of the rider’s injuries or their condition after they were taken to the hospital.
Riders injured in a motorcycle accident may have difficulty getting their medical bills reimbursed and their motorcycles replaced by an insurance company following an accident caused by another driver. As such, it may be beneficial for them to consult an experienced attorney about their options in this situation.
Source: Newport Plain Talk, “Two in motorcycle accident airlifted to hospital,” Nelson Morais, August 06, 2013