Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in Salisbury and across Wicomico County as motorcycling is becoming more popular in the region. With so many bikes on the roads, the number of collisions is high, and motorcycle accidents are a major safety and economic issue for riders in the area.
Get information here on Salisbury motorcycle crashes and laws.
While helmets and anti-lock brakes make motorcycling safer, riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. Maintaining control is more difficult on two wheels, and when collisions happen, motorcyclists are at greater risk of serious injury or death because they don't have an enclosed vehicle or safety belts for protection.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2012, the number of deaths on motorcycles was more than 26 times the number in cars. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013.
Common causes of Salisbury motorcycle crashes include:
The Salisbury Police Department may be able to provide information on accidents that occur in the city. Other nearby law enforcement includes the Delmar Police Department, the Fruitland Police Department, the Maryland State Police, the Salisbury University Police, and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.
The Maryland Department of Transportation provides information on traffic laws and licensing and insurance requirements.
In an injury accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost.
The major hospitals in the area include:
As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.
Del. State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed one person and left another seriously injured.