July 26th, 2013|
July 26, 2013
A 47-year-old Perrysville man was left with serious Ohio Motorcycle Accident Injuries following a collision with another vehicle. Records show the crash happened at around 6:15 p.m. this past Wednesday along Ohio 511 in Ashland, Ohio.
An article published by the Ashland Times-Gazette explained the victim was riding his motorcycle north along the road when the driver of an SUV heading south suddenly attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop the machine and the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the crash left the motorcyclist with serious injuries that required paramedics transport him to a local hospital for further treatment.
The accident underscores the serious risks that a lack of motorists’ awareness of motorcycles on the road can pose to bikers. A recent study, called The Hurt Report, concluded that a large portion of motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles turning left in front of oncoming bikes. In a majority of cases, the motorist who was responsible stated they simply did not see the motorcyclist.
This leaves many riders wondering what they can do to help prevent such collisions.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that motorcyclists should attempt to make themselves as visible as possible to other vehicles. Always using a headlight and wearing reflective or light-colored clothing when riding can help achieve this goal.