The change in seasons is a call that many Connecticut residents are unable to resist in their quest to cast off the coldness of winter. Along with those who are enjoying the state's parks and outdoor recreation, many motorcyclists are eager to hit the open roads. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at risk for suffering life-threatening injuries in the event they are involved in a violent motorcycle accident.
According to information provided by eyewitness accounts, one serious crash was the result of an alleged road rage incident. It was reported that the driver of an SUV and the motorcyclist were involved in a heated exchange over a dispute of unknown origin. As the two traveled along State Route 34, the actions of the motorist become more aggressive. The 63-year-old man was observed swerving into the path of the motorcyclist who was able to maintain control of his bike at that point. However, the driver then steered directly into the machine.
The force of the impact resulted in the rider being ejected from the motorcycle. The victim hit the road surface with enough force to dislodge his helmet. When police arrived, they found the rider with what was described as a life-threatening head injury. The driver of the SUV fled the scene of the crash.
Connecticut officials located the motorist based on information provided by the witnesses and charged him with several offenses, including assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He has also been charged with driving in the wrong lane and leaving the scene of a crash. Police are seeking further information concerning the details that may have contributed to this serious motorcycle accident. Victims who suffer serious injuries in accidents that can be attributed to the actions of others may be able to seek recovery of any monetary damages they incurred through civil litigation efforts.