May 2, 2013 |


May 2, 2013 - Motorcycle Accidents

Residents across the nation notice that the warm weather brings out more motorcycles on the road in Pennsylvania. Many motorcyclists travel long distances in large groups, but when the weather is nice, single riders can be seen on roadways all over. The increase of bikers on the road also means an increase of motorcycle accidents.

Often, automobile drivers don’t notice these small vehicles on the road because they can easily hide in a blind spot or maneuver quickly from one lane to another. It is important that both bikers and drivers are aware of one another, watch their speeds and are cautious when changing lanes.

A motorcycle crash occurred in Edinboro and resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. The collision happened around 5 p.m. and involved a vehicle and a motorcycle. When emergency crews responded to the incident, they transported the biker to the hospital where he later died. The coroner’s report indicates that the cause of death was from blunt-force trauma and internal injuries. The conditions of the driver of the vehicle were not reported

Police are investigating the crash and the cause has not been determined at this time. If the other driver caused the collision, the loved ones of the motorcyclist could file a wrongful death claim. This would allow them to gain compensation for any financial burdens that resulted from the accident. Medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering and damages could be covered.

No matter what time of year it is, motorcycles accident could happen. Driver should be aware of them on the road and watch their distance from them if they are traveling behind them.

Source: Erie Times-News, “Erie man dies from injuries in Edinboro motorcycle crash,” April 24, 2013

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