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Motorcycle and truck collide in Chambersberg

Motorcycles and semi-trucks are some of the smallest and largest vehicles on Pennsylvania roadways. A collision between these two types of vehicles has the strong possibility of being deadly- generally for the motorist on the motorcycle. In some cases, motorcycle accident victims can be left with serious and permanent disabilities because of a motorcycle accident. Truck drivers, in particular, need to be extremely cautious of motorcycles on the roads. When driving a truck, even minor mistakes can result in major damage.

Fortunately in one recent Pennsylvania accident, both the 45-year-old motorcycle driver and his nine-year-old passenger only suffered minor injuries after an accident involving a semi truck. While many details are still unclear, police say that a 24-year-old was driving the tractor trailer while both vehicles were traveling south on Molly Pitcher Highway. At some point, the semi truck driver began to turn left into a driveway and moved partway into the center turn lane. The truck was then hit by the motorcycle.

Police are investigating the cause of this accident; they will likely attempt to determine whether driver negligence played a role in the accident. If a driver error did play a role in causing the crash, the negligent party could be held responsible for any damages caused. Compensation may be available to motorcyclists for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages caused by the negligence of another driver.

Motorcyclists who are injured in accidents need to protect their rights after a collision. In some cases, an unfair bias against motorcyclists may need to be overcome in order to receive adequate compensation. An attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents can ensure motorcyclists that they will get the compensation they deserve if they are injured as a result of someone else's negligence.

Source: Echo-Pilot, "The Monitor: Motorcycle hits tractor-trailer," Oct. 23, 2012

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