Motorcycle Accident

While motorcycle accidents occur at about the same frequency as passenger vehicle accidents, the seriousness of injuries is much greater. Motorcycle accidents occur for many of the same reasons as car accidents, but are much more likely to result in serious injury or death. According to a study done by the federal government, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in an accident than passenger vehicle drivers. This is because motorcyclists have to worry about all of the same risks as people in cars, and a few extras that are unique to riding a motorcycle. If you or a friend uses a motorcycle, it is crucial that you read up on these dangers so you can stay safe. Be sure to understand the risks of driving generally (link to car accidents page) as well as the risks unique to riding a motorcycle. Many people who ride motorcycles love the sense of freedom and independence that being open to the air gives them. But because motorcycles are small and there is so little padding between the driver and the road, an accident on a motorcycle is more dangerous than on any other vehicle. In a crash, a motorcyclist risks being crushed or run over by other vehicles, skidding across pavement at freeway speeds, having their motorcycle pin them to the ground, and any number of other injuries that are amplified by their lack of protection. Motorcycles are also much harder to see than other vehicles. As a result, more than half of all motorcycle fatalities occur because of head on collisions. These situations almost always occur because someone driving a car simply did not see the motorcyclist until it was too late. Another danger that presents itself to motorcyclists is other vehicles making left hand turns. Often a vehicle turning left will run right into a motorcycle going straight through the intersection. As in the previous situation, the person driving the car or truck just won’t see the motorcycle until nothing can be done. While the other motorist will usually be at fault, situations like these result in almost 42% of motorcycle fatalities. At least 25% of motorcycle accidents are caused by fixed objects and road conditions. This means the driver hitting a pothole, an object in the middle of the street, a light post, or the road being wet or icy. While these risks also affect other sorts of drivers, people on motorcycles have to be especially aware of things in the road or weather conditions that will endanger them because of their unique vulnerability. In a perfect world, there would be no motor vehicle accidents. While driving in any sort of vehicle, car, truck, or motorcycle, will never be 100% safe, there is much that can be done to make transportation as safe as it possibly can be.
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Sat, 09/27/2014
Police said the motorcycles involved in the crash were part of a group of approximately 200 bikers who were riding in a fundraising event to benefit two children from Harrison, Ohio who are wheelchair-bound.
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Fri, 09/26/2014
A motorcycle crash in Carmel left one man dead Friday night, according to police. David S. Gray, 54, was from Fishers. 
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Fri, 09/26/2014
According to police, both Mendoza and Neufeld were pronounced dead at the scene.
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Fri, 09/26/2014
Authorities responded to a crash on I-40 about 14 miles east of Weatherford just before 8 p.m. Friday. Officials confirmed two people have died as a result of the crash involving a motorcycle and a semi.
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Fri, 09/26/2014
A traffic accident on East Meighan Boulevard claimed the life of a Gadsden man this afternoon. A motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Carl Waldrop was traveling east, when it collided with a Lexus SUV on the passenger side. The SUV was coming off Litchfield Avenue attempting to turn onto Meighan. 
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Fri, 09/26/2014
The motorcyclist and the driver of the car were both taken to Upstate University Hospital, though the motorcyclist was in critical condition while the car driver only sustained non-life threatening injuries.
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Fri, 09/26/2014
Joshua R. James was riding his motorcycle on Kimzey Road when he lost control of his vehicle on a sloping curve. He was taken to a local hospital, and his motorcycle sustained major damage.
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Thu, 09/25/2014
Sonnier was pronounced dead at a hospital after the 10:30 p.m. accident. The car driver was cited for making an improper turn. Alcohol is not suspected. 
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Thu, 09/25/2014
A 35-year-old Maurepas man died Thursday evening (Sept. 24) when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 22 east of Highway 16 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana State Police said. Authorities said Irvin W.
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Thu, 09/25/2014
The Washington State Patrol says a man from Pasco is dead after crashing his motorcycle tonight. Troopers say 64 year old Jake Laws crashed into a light pole on State Route 397 near A Street just before 7 p.m.  

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