A motorcycle accident involving a motorcycle and a truck killed one in Pennsylvania. The accident, which occurred Friday evening around 5:00 p.m., happened as the motorcyclists crossed over the double yellow lines in the road and crashed head-on with an oncoming truck.
The motorcyclist was killed on impact and the driver of the truck suffered multiple injuries and was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the authorities.
When driving a motorcycle it is important to be extra cautious, as you are more likely to suffer severe injuries when involved in an accident. Before going out on a ride it is important to test the lights, brakes, and turn signals before taking your bike out. Make sure that you invest in quality gear. A high-quality helmet can easily be the difference between life and death. When out on the road know your bike's limits and do not exceed the speed limit. Also make sure there is a safe distance between you and other cars. You need to make sure other drivers see you, so don't ride in blind spots and make sure your headlights are on. Around 46% percent of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. This means that three motorcyclists are killed every day in the Unites States in intersections; so make sure as a rider that you approach all intersections cautiously.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. at 800-777-4081 for a free initial consultation today.
Sources: WPVI. "1 Dead in Motorcycle, Truck Crash in Upper Merion, Victim ID'D". 27 December 2014
Allstate. "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness". 29 December 2014