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In some cases, you can prevent motorcycle injuries by wearing the proper safety gear. The proper, protective clothes and accessories can hinder serious injuries and maybe even fatalities. Motorcycle gear that riders should be wearing every time include:
In 2000, 3.9 percent of all crash fatalities involved a motorcycle. Six years later, data showed a whopping 8.69 percent of crash fatalities involved a motorcycle, as reported by Georgia Department of Transportation’s 2008 Crash Analysis Statistics & Information Notebook.
Take this recent motorcycle accident…
A 58-year-old man was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sideswiped a pickup truck yesterday afternoon. Michael Costas from Oroville travelling eastbound on Georgia Pacific Way near Baggett Marysville Road when 60-year-old truck driver Timothy Daurghty was driving westbound on the same road.
Costas took a curve in the road took loosely and crossed over the double yellow lines into the other lane, according to ChicoER.com. Daurghty tried to swerve and avoid the motorcycle but the two vehicles clipped each other.
Costas had some serious injuries, including a bad foot injury, and had to taken to a nearby hospital.
If you have been injured in a recent Georgia motorcycle crash, you might need legal consultation. Kalka & Baer’s personal injury lawyers have helped many motorcycle accident victims receive a settlement. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation, please contact our office.