Motorcycle riders often face dangers from multiple sources. Inclement weather or distracted car or truck drivers can lead to serious motorcycle accidents. Riders who have been injured know it can be a scary experience, as injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to brain or spinal injury or worse. A Colorado man was injured on his bike in a recent nighttime accident.
According to the police report, the man was traveling south and approaching an intersection when a woman driving a sedan pulled into the intersection in front of him. The man hit the side of the sedan and flew off his bike. He was wearing a helmet with a face shield but his injuries were serious enough that emergency rescue personnel transported him to a nearby hospital. His condition was still listed as serious the following day.
The sedan driver was also taken to the hospital, though her injuries were minor. The three young passengers with her were not injured. Police do not suspect phone usage or impairment from drugs or alcohol to have been a factor in the accident. No specific charges were mentioned, but they are said to be pending and will likely follow completion of the official investigation.
Riders who have been injured in motorcycle accidents may benefit from legal representation when attempting to recover financial compensation afterward. An attorney will afford protection against insurance companies that sometimes discriminate against motorcycle riders who have been injured. Bikers in Colorado who have been injured can speak to a personal injury attorney experienced in handling these types of cases.
Source: coloradoan.com, "Man seriously injured in Loveland car-motorcycle crash", Jacy Marmaduke, March 21, 2016