As a motorcyclist, you might quite readily come up with a list of terms that describe you and your attitude toward riding.
Motorcycle accident data from the Insurance Information Institute shows why people who are hurt while riding a motorcycle need to consider their legal options after the crash. Before we get to that point, let's look at some of the basic data. The III looked at a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about fatal motorcycle accidents. The report found that 4,668 people died in such accidents in 2013. That represented a 6.4 percent decline from 2012.
A recent motorcycle accident closed Interstate 10 in Phoenix, Arizona for hours. The wreck left one motorcyclist dead and another needing a trip to the hospital. The crash occurred in the early morning hours, and details are scarce. What is known is that four motorcycles were riding at the time of the crash, and apparently two of them fled the scene. The wreck occurred when one of the motorcyclists hit the back of a truck.
A man from Peoria who was killed while he was riding on his motorcycle recently because the driver of a car was out of control and collided into the rear of the motorcycle. Sadly, the result of the wreck was that the motorcyclist died and, even worse still, the driver of the car fled the scene. Thankfully, a trail of fluids from the car led police to the vehicle and the man responsible for the wreck. He was arrested and the police believe alcohol was involved in the wreck.
A motor vehicle accident between a car and a motorcycle has left the motorcyclist in "extremely critical" condition and police searching the accident scene for clues about how the wreck occurred. The crash happened at an intersection, and some brief video footage makes it seem as though the car struck the motorcycle with the front of the vehicle.
A motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Arizona left two people with injuries and many people wondering what exactly caused the crash. At this point, all that is known is that a motorcycle carrying two people collided with another vehicle. The two people on the motorcycle suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. The people in the other vehicle refused medical treatment.
Imagine riding a motorcycle down the highway. The speed. The air. The sound. It all makes for terrific atmosphere -- and you're going no faster than other vehicles on the road. You're an obedient and safe motorcyclist, just like most motorcyclists out there. So as you're going down the highway, you prepare to get in to an exit lane.
In many places across the country, riding a motorcycle is a seasonal activity. They get their nice months in the spring and summer, and then a little bit of time in autumn. The rest of the time, the motorcycle is placed under a cover and locked away in the garage until the snow, ice and cold passes.