Many motorists enjoy the warmer weather that the summer months bring by riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, however, along with the increased number of bikes hitting the roads also comes an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in New Bedford, and the rest of New England. Like other motor vehicle accidents, negligent, inattentive or distracted drivers often cause these types of collisions. Due to the smaller size of motorcycles in comparison to other vehicles, they can be difficult to see for motorists who are not being watchful and exercising care.
According to reports, a motorcycle accident occurred in Connecticut recently when a car pulled out in front of a motorcycle. It was not reported why the car pulled in front of the motorcycle, which was traveling eastbound in Route 140. The bike reportedly skidded on its side for an unknown distance after hitting the backside of the car.
The 73-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle and his 70-year-old wife who was riding with him were reportedly injured in the accident. No details were disclosed regarding the types of injuries they sustained or their conditions, other than to say that their injuries were not life-threatening. They were both taken to the hospital by helicopter for treatment.
Especially in cases when the collision is the result of the negligence of other drivers, it may be of benefit for those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents to speak with legal representation about their situation. An attorney can help them to understand their rights, as well as their options for seeking financial compensation.
Source: The Hartford Courant, “Two Taken To Hospital After Car, Motorcycle Accident In Ellington,” Mikaela Porter, June 16, 2014