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What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to make sure you don’t end up in one. The left turn accident. These accidents account for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Left turn accidents occur when a motorcyclist is going through an intersection, passing a car or trying to overtake the car and is struck by a car. While these accidents occur for cars as well, motorcyclists are at higher risk because they are harder to see. To avoid these accidents, always use caution when crossing intersections and don’t rely on other people using their…
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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed By Negligent Driver In Motorcycle Accident

Recent motorcycle fatalities in Western New York highlight common contributing factors to accidents. Thirteen riders, ages 18 to 70, have died in the past three months. Two of the thirteen were the result of negligent drivers changing lanes blindly or initiating illegal U-turns. According to a representative of the State Police Motorcycle Unit, “When motor vehicles are a factor, many times motorists are not paying attention… Motorists are turning left in front of them, or they’re turning right on red and not fully stopping, which is causing the motorcyclist to perform evasive action.” In one case, an off-duty police officer from Evans was riding his Yamaha on Lake Shore Road on his way to the dentist for a root canal following an overnight shift. A car cut in front of him, hit him on the driver’s side, and forced him to make an evasive maneuver into oncoming traffic where he…
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Woman Killed in Genesee SUV, Motorcycle Accident

An accident between a motorcycle and a SUV near Genesee, Colorado left a woman dead, according to ABC 7 in Denver. The accident occurred in the evening on November 10 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. The woman who was killed was a passenger on the motorcycle, which was driven by an unidentified man. The man driving the motorcycle was injured in the crash. After the wreck, he was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital for treatment. The injury status of the occupants of the SUV was not reported. I-70 was closed so that a Flight for Life helicopter could land. The interstate was reopened at about 9 p.m. Colorado State Patrol was withholding the names of those involved in the accident at the time of this report, because their next of kin had not yet been notified. I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Colorado Nothing is going to…
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