Obviously, motorcycles are a popular form of recreation and transportation here in Colorado, especially during the warmer months. However, most riders know that they face unique risks every time they venture out onto the road. Most of the dangers come in the form of the other vehicles on the roadway. Motorcycles have a smaller profile so it often takes more than just a casual glance for other drivers to spot them. Motorcyclists are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a crash with another vehicle.
Accident involving motorcycle
Recently in Colorado Springs, a motorcyclist was badly injured after crashing into a car. The accident happened at night at the intersection of Circle and Platte. According to police reports, a car attempted to make a left turn at the intersection and turned into the path of the motorcycle. Reports said the motorcycle crashed into the side of the car.
Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries
Apparently, the collision knocked the rider from the motorcycle. Authorities said the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Reportedly, the intersection was closed for over two hours while police investigated the accident and cleared the scene.
Many riders would agree that motorcycles themselves are no more hazardous than any other vehicle. However, motorcyclists don’t have control over are the actions of other drivers. According to recent statistics, over half of all motorcycle accidents are caused by the drivers of other vehicles. Those in Colorado who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of another party can pursue damages by contacting a skilled attorney and filing a claim.