Many people believe that riding a motorcycle is a wonderful hobby to enjoy when the weather is warm. Unfortunately, there is only so much protection that can be provided for a Colorado rider in the event of a collision. Motor vehicle drivers who are distracted or are not being attentive can collide and cause a motorcycle accident. These types of accidents can not only harm motorcycle riders, but also any occupants that are inside larger vehicles.
Recently, an accident that closed down a segment of a highway for several hours occurred during the afternoon. A car that had five people inside reportedly spun out of control on the highway. The vehicle crossed over into the opposite flow of traffic and collided with a motorcycle. The impact of the crash rolled the vehicle over and caused it to land upside down.
One of the vehicle’s occupants was not taken to the hospital because the injuries that were sustained were not dangerous. Two of the occupants were younger and suffered injuries that required them to be taken to a local children’s medical facility, although they did not seem to be in life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist as well as the car’s operator were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
Once the motorcyclist pulls through from the injuries, if evidence determines that the car’s driver was at fault, a personal injury claim may be considered. This also holds true for the passengers inside the car who suffered injuries from the motorcycle accident. If the claim is successful in a Colorado court, the injured parties may receive monetary compensation to assist with any incurred medical bills as well as damages for pain and suffering.
Source: kdvr.com, “Auto-motorcycle crash closes Highway 2 in Commerce City“, David Mitchell, April 18, 2014