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Motorcyclist hit by car and injured in Loyalsock Township

Any unsuspecting motor vehicle driver on Pennsylvania roadways can find that he or she face an unavoidable accident. In some cases, these accidents happen out of the blue without any real explanation. However, in many cases, a negligent driver is the cause. When an accident involves a motorcycle, the consequences may be severe.

A motorcycle does not have the protections that larger motor vehicles offer. Therefore, motorcyclists are at risk for more severe injuries even in minor accidents. Motorcycle accident victims can suffer from broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, road rash and more. These injuries can result in large medical bills and other expenses for the injured party. An investigation is often necessary to determine why a motorcycle accident occurred, and whether or not a negligent driver is responsible for the accident.

Recently, in Loyalsock Township, a motorcycle accident occurred. In this case, a man was driving south on Bloomington Grove Road when the crash occurred. At around 1:04 p.m. another car was backing out of a driveway and apparently failed to see the man on the motorcycle.

According to reports, the other vehicle was a Toyota Camry driven by a Pennsylvania woman. As the woman backed out of her driveway, the motorcyclist was unable to stop in time. Therefore, a collision occurred.

As a result of the impact, the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed in the middle of southbound lane of the road. Following the accident, the man was able to crawl to the side of the road and receive medical help. Eventually, the man was transported to a hospital in Williamsport to be treated for his injuries.

Following the accident, the driver of the Camry proceeded to return to her home. Reports claim that the woman has been charged with traffic violations.

In cases like this one, negligent drivers can be financially responsible for any injuries to a motorcyclist. In a personal injury suit, motorcyclists may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Source: Northcentral PA, "Details released regarding Thursday's accident on Bloomingrove Road," Andrea Campbell, Oct. 24, 2015

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