The decision to ride a motorcycle comes with a silent acknowledgment that one may face many hazards from road conditions, weather and other motorists. To counteract these risks, the vast majority of motorcyclists pay close attention to the conditions and fellow drivers surrounding them. Unfortunately, even the most diligent Connecticut riders can suffer serious injuries when they get caught up in serious motorcycle accidents.

Recently, police responded to a report at approximately 8 a.m. of a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle. The accident occurred near a ramp for Interstate 95 and a local road. According to officials, the wreck took place in the intersection when the car struck the motorcyclist. The unidentified rider purportedly suffered serious injuries in the collision.

The driver of the car suffered only minor injuries. It is unknown what led to the crash or whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident. Neither the condition of the rider or the extent of his injuries were disclosed.

While Connecticut officials work to close the investigation into this wreck, the injured rider may face a long and arduous recovery. Those who are injured in motorcycle accidents tend to suffer more serious injuries that can have a permanently debilitating effect on their physical well-being. If these crashes are the result of an inattentive or otherwise negligent driver, victims — or their surviving family — may consult with an attorney in order to assess the feasibility of filing a civil lawsuit in an effort to recover the financial damages that have been incurred as a result of the crash.