May 10, 2012
With the summer months approaching, motorists need to start being vigilant of the increased number of motorcycles on the road, because inattentive driving could end with catastrophic results.
The Hurt Report, an independent study of motorcycle accidents, concluded that in nearly two-thirds of the accidents, another driver failed to detect or recognize the motorcyclist and was to blame for causing the crash. The study also found that a large majority of crashes happened when motorists were entering a highway where the motorcyclist had the right of way.
One such accident recently happened in Raleigh, North Carolina, and left the biker seriously injured. According to WRAL News, the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening, at the intersection of Glenwood and Cole Street, near Wade Avenue.
Reports from the Raleigh Police Department indicate that the driver of a car pulled out onto the road in front of the motorcyclist and did not allow the bike enough time to stop, causing the two to collide. The biker was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where doctors are still deciding if they are going to have to amputate his foot. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents often result in serious head injuries. That’s why the North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers suggest bikers always wear a DOT approved helmet any time you ride.