May 13th, 2013|
May 13, 2013
A recent Ohio Auto Accident involving a motorcycle was responsible for leaving a 55-year-old Cleveland man seriously injured. Reports indicate that the crash occurred on Tuesday, April 30, just before 4:45 p.m. at the corner of Highway 42 and North 40th Street in Sheboygan County.
According to an article published by The Sheboygan Press, the motorcyclist was northbound on Highway 42 on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. As he began to pass through the intersection with North 40th Street though, a 77-year-old man attempted to turn his vehicle left onto North 40th from the southbound lanes of Highway 42, cutting the motorcyclist off.
Both vehicles were unable to avoid a collision and the two struck one another. The impact of the crash was so forceful that the motorcyclist was thrown to the asphalt from his machine.
First responders transported the injured biker to a local hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the uninjured motorist who was responsible for causing the crash was ticketed for failure to yield.
The incident leaves both motorists and motorcyclists wondering what they can do to help prevent such collisions from occurring in the future.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers explain that always looking twice in both directions before entering traffic will significantly reduce the chances of being involved in a collision. Also, attempting to be more visible to others through the use of headlights will dramatically reduce the chances of an accident.