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Three motorcycle accidents occur during Pennsylvania rally

A recent motorcycle rally brought 125,000 motorcyclists to the state of Pennsylvania. With this many bikers on the roadways, people may think that drivers were more attentive to their presence. However, in just a matter of days, three motorcycle accidents occurred that left the riders seriously injured. In fact, two of the accidents were fatal.

Extensive details about the accidents were not available. However, reports claim that one fatal motorcycle crash occurred when a car drove into the path of a motorcyclist. In this case, the 66-year-old rider was killed. And in another accident, two people were sent to the hospital after a car and motorcycle collided.

While motorcyclists are often portrayed as criminals in pop culture, this is often not the case in real life. Motorcyclists are everyday people just looking to get from point A to point B. Many are perfectly law abiding and are actually the victims of negligent drivers.

Anyone on Pennsylvania's roadways has the duty to watch for motorcyclists and to follow traffic rules. Drivers that fail to yield to motorcyclists, who drive drunk, speed or text and drive can be held liable for causing a motorcycle accident through a personal injury suit. A wrongful death suit can be filed in cases of fatal motorcycle accidents. These suits can help people recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and more.

Motorcyclists have the same right to safely use Pennsylvania's roadways as other drivers. They should not fear for their lives when they are on the roads. By bringing a personal injury suit, motorcycle accident victims and their families can ensure that negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions and hopefully make the roadways a safer place for all riders.

Source: WSEE, "Three Motorcycle Accidents In Just Three Days," Mackenzie Stasko, July 27, 2014

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