Posted on August 1, 2014
Most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about what the vehicles they drive each day are made of. The reality however is that these elements go a long way toward protecting the driver and passengers when crashes do occur. The steel frame may act as a cage.
Those who ride motorcycles are not provided those same protections. The very design of a motorcycle leaves riders vulnerable and susceptible to serious injury should the vehicle be involved in a collision. Without anything to keep riders on a motorcycle the force of a crash can cause them to be thrown great distances and possibly lead to death.
A 43-year-old motorcyclist recently lost his life in a crash that occurred in Louisiana. The man was driving a motorcycle that was struck by a large motor vehicle. The collision occurred when the SUV tried to make a left turn and hit the much smaller motorcycle.
The man driving the motorcycle died at the scene. His passenger, a 46-year-old woman, suffered injuries characterized as severe. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Her prognosis is unknown though it is likely that medical bills are growing each day.
The cause of the accident is currently unclear though impairment is not believed to have played a role. There are many reasons that motorcycle accidents occur in addition to that cause. Speed and driver distraction are sometimes to blame. Very often a driver simply fails to see the much smaller vehicle that it is sharing the road with.
Source: WVUE, “Houma man, 43, killed in motorcycle crash,” Brian Wiechert, July 25, 2014