September 11th, 2013|
September 11, 2013
The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that motorists who fail to recognize motorized bikes on the road are responsible for a large number of serious collisions each year. Recently in Ohio, a motorcycle collision involving an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was responsible for leaving two innocent motorcyclists seriously injured.
According to an article from WDTN 2 News, the crash happened on the evening of Aug. 17 along the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 35, outside of New Jasper, Ohio. Video from the trooper’s dashboard camera shows he was heading down the dark highway when he plowed into the rear of the motorcycle without slowing down. He then pulled over and offered assistance to the victims, who had been ejected from the bike.
Emergency rescue crew transported both victims to a local hospital for further treatments.
Accidents like these leave many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to prevent accidents and stay safe on the road.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers explains that wearing a helmet and utilizing a headlight at all times can decrease a motorcyclist’s chances of being involved in an accident. Furthermore, riders can stay safe by wearing light-colored or reflective clothing when traveling in low light conditions.