When the weather is warm, people like to be outside. This is no different for motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy spending time on their motorcycles on the Pennsylvania roads. But as we’ve seen in previous posts, drivers of other vehicles sharing the road with bikers sometimes do not see the motorcyclists in the lane next to them.
In the event of a motorcycle accident, riders can suffer serious injuries. In the worst cases, motorcyclists are killed on their bike after colliding with a vehicle much larger than theirs. And when riding a motorcycle, most of the other vehicles on the road are bigger.
Last week, two motorcyclists were injured after getting into a crash with a car. The details of the accident are sparse; local law enforcement is still investigating the crash to determine what happened. Until that point, it is unknown whether any charges will be pressed.
Though there are not a lot of details about the accident itself, this is an example of some of the injuries that motorcyclists can sustain. One Pennsylvania man was hospitalized with serious injuries that left him in critical condition. A passenger who was riding with him on his bike was also hospitalized.
The motorcyclist on the second motorcycle was also injured in the crash. However his injuries were less severe and he was released from the hospital. Both of the individuals in the car involved in the accident were not injured.
Motorcyclists who are injured in an accident do have options for compensation. With any injury there are medical bills and sometimes increased costs during the recovery period. If the accident was due to the negligence of another driver, the motorcyclist can seek compensation from the individual at fault. This money can help with some of the expenses that resulted from the crash.
Source: Galloway Patch online, “One Left in Critical Condition Following Motorcycle Accident,” Anthony Bellano, 02 June 2011