Traffic accidents are a leading cause of preventable deaths. A Connecticut doctor notes that motorcycle accidents are a major contributor to those deaths. Recently, both proponents and opponent of the proposed helmet law recently spoke out about it.
Even though much of the country is currently dreaming of warm weather while it deals with winter challenges, it is never out of season to discuss traffic safety issues. According to one study, riders in Connecticut run a higher risk of being involved in serious motorcycle accidents. While the lack of a comprehensive helmet law may play a role, there are other factors at play.
When a loved one is seriously injured or killed in a Connecticut motor vehicle crash, it may be frustrating for families to have to wait for justice. However, in many motorcycle accidents, an in-depth investigation may take months to complete in order to determine who may have been at fault. Recently, police completed an investigation that ended in a woman choosing to enter a guilty plea.
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.
Riding a motorcycle is a simple pleasure that bike enthusiasts indulge in as often as possible. The vast majority of Connecticut motorcyclists are diligent about riding their machines in the manner that is safest for themselves and others in or near the road. In spite of their precautions, even the most experienced riders can become victims of deadly motorcycle accidents.
Connecticut emergency responders are frequently called to the scene of serious crashes. Unfortunately, when the call is in response to motorcycle accidents, there is often the expectation that the injured parties may have suffered serious or even fatal head traumas. Many of these wrecks occur too quickly for a motorcyclist to take evasive actions that could potentially save his or her life.
No matter how experienced or skilled a driver may be, the operation of a motorcycle is often a dangerous undertaking. Those who get caught up in motorcycle accidents seldom walk away from such terrifying wrecks without suffering serious injuries. Another recent collision in Connecticut between a motorist and a biker resulted in one suffering critical injuries.
The warmer months lead to more motorcyclists indulging in their love of riding. As a result, Connecticut typically sees an increase in the numbers of motorcycle accidents that result in serious injuries. In a recent incident, witnesses played an important role in assisting police.
Those who have a passion for riding motorcycles often face situations that the typical motorist does not consider. Both operators and passengers run the risk of being knocked off the machine or possibly being trapped under other vehicles as the result of serious motorcycle accidents. One recent Connecticut crash required extraordinary efforts to rescue a rider.
As Connecticut residents seek to enjoy the warmer weather months, they take to the roads in greater numbers. Police in Greenwich recently reminded motorists to increase their vigilance in an effort to prevent motorcycle accidents. Though the town does not see many crashes, even one fatality is too many.