Ohio Motorcycle Accident Caused By Failure To Yield Right-of-Way

by | October 16th, 2013

October 16, 2013

Thousands of motorcycle accidents that result in injury or death and involve another vehicle are recorded in the state of Ohio each year. The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out one study showed that as many as 42 percent of these collisions are the result of a motorist turning left while the motorcyclist was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.

One such accident that occurred in Springfield, Ohio, last week was responsible for claiming the life of a 75-year-old motorcyclist. An article from the Dayton Daily News claimed the incident happened just before 4 p.m. on Friday, October 11, along Bosart Road.

Reports state the motorcyclist was heading southbound along the road when the 68-year-old driver of a PT Cruiser attempted to turn left into the driveway of a private residence. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop and collided with the other vehicle, resulting in the amputation of his leg. Witnesses to the crash rendered first aid to the victim until rescue crews could arrive and transport him to a local trauma center; however, the victim died the following day.

The law firm’s Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult a loss of life resulting from an accident can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim and ask all motorists to look twice for motorcycles before entering traffic.