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Motorcycle accident send Pennsylvania man to hospital

Cars may think that they rule the roads -- but other people and vehicles are also present. In particular, as the weather gets warmer in Pennsylvania, more motorcycles are out on the roadways. When motorcycle traffic increases, so does the possibility of a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents are particularly likely when cars fail to yield to a motorcycle's right or way.

A failure to yield may be blamed on a recent Pennsylvania motorcycle accident. In this accident, a 44-year-old motorcyclist was traveling south on his bike around 7:00 p.m. one evening. At the time, another driver tried to turn left onto the road the motorcyclist was traveling on. When the car turned in front of the motorcycle, the motorcyclist was unable to stop in time. Instead, the bike hit the side of the car.

As a result of the impact, the man was thrown from his motorcycle. Despite the fact that the man was wearing a helmet, he was serious injured in the accident. In order to treat the man's injuries he was airlifted to a local hospital.

In this case, it appears that if the driver of the car had yielded to the motorcycle before turning left the accident and the resulting injuries could have been avoided. While the extent of this motorcyclist's injuries is unknown, many motorcycle accident cause serious damage including broken bones, head injuries and road rash.

While accidents do sometimes happen randomly, they are often the result of another person's negligence. In this case, the motorcyclist will want to determine why this accident happened. If the driver was distracted, driving too quickly, did not look or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then it is likely that she was negligent. It is important to determine negligence because the negligent party is financially responsible for the accident.

Source: Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, "Collegeville Man Airlifted After Worcester Motorcycle Crash," Brittany Tressler, April 18, 2013

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