There are a lot of inherent dangers when getting on a motorcycle. Other motorists often don’t pay attention to motorcycles sharing the road until it’s too late, which is why the most common excuse after hitting a biker is ‘I didn’t see him.’ Motorcyclists are more susceptible to road hazards, like potholes or poor weather conditions, and when accidents do happen, they are far less protected from injury. Riders know there is a laundry list of dangers, which is why it’s so tragic when they go out of their way to make riding even more hazardous.
A recent motorcycle accident in Fort Wayne, IN is a grisly reminder to all bikers that staying safe while riding is a personal responsibility that should never be taken lightly.
The Fort Wayne Police Department was called to the scene of a motorcycle accident in the early morning hours of May 28th. According to reports, two riders were traveling west, sharing a lane of Illinois Road around 4am, when they bumped into each other. Both riders lost control of their bikes and were dumped violently onto the hard pavement.
Neither biker was wearing a helmet at the time of crash, but one of the men, 30-years-old, somehow managed to escape the accident without serious injuries. He was treated at the scene and did not require further medical attention – the other rider wasn’t so lucky.
He suffered severe injuries in the accident and was rushed to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries weren’t released, but by not wearing a helmet he was increasing his chance for head and brain injury by 69%. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries and died in the hospital.
In Indiana, only riders under the age of 18 are required to wear helmets, and not wearing a helmet was only one factor in the deadly Fort Wayne motorcycle accident. The riders were found to be intoxicated at the time of the wreck with both riders having well over twice the legal amount of alcohol in their system.
Fort Wayne Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Most motorcycle accidents in Indiana aren’t the fault of the driver, and far too often end in serious injury for the rider. If you’ve been hurt on a motorcycle in Indiana, you’ll want to seek the help of an experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney.
Ken Nunn has spent over 40 years fighting for injured bikers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville, Bloomington, and all over Indiana. He knows the dangers bikers face, and he knows how to get them the financial compensation they deserve after an accident.
After your motorcycle accident, contact Attorney Ken Nunn for a free case review and get back on track.
Source. FWDailyNews.com, ‘http://www.fwdailynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17330,’ May 29, 2012.
Source. IndianaNewsCenter.com, ‘http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Speed-and-Alcohol-Believed-to-be-Factors-in-Early-Morning-Motorcycle-Crash-155024275.html,’ Scott Sarvay, May 28, 2012.