Many Pennsylvania residents enjoy going out with a group of friends or by themselves and riding their motorcycle. Before hitting the road, individuals often make sure they have the gear and equipment necessary for the ride, along with any extra items they may plan to bring along.
Among the most deadly of all motor vehicle accidents are those involving motorcycles. With no airbags, seatbelts or protective frames; frequently the body of a motorcycle rider or passenger is the collision impact point. Consequently, those impacted often suffer devastating injuries including brain injuries, lost limbs, crushed or broken bones, burns and road rash.
For many people, motorcycles represent freedom. Riding the scenic roads of Pennsylvania, visiting the historic battlefield at Gettysburg, or just tooling along the rolling hills of Lancaster County on a warm weekend. But motorcycles come with a risk. They are the riskiest form of driving. Research has demonstrated that beyond the emotional appeal of riding a motorcycle, there is an economic component.
As the weather warms, many Pennsylvanians will take to the roadways on their motorcycles. While this can be a fun, relaxing way to spend some free time or an enjoyable way to get to school or work, other motorists can put motorcyclists in danger. When a distracted or negligent driver causes a motorcycle crash, riders can be left with catastrophic injuries or dead.
A public defender for a Pennsylvania County lost his leg in a motorcycle accident on June 20, 2012. The motorcycle accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. when a driver reportedly crossed the double yellow line and struck the motorcycle head-on.
Motorcylists are at a great risk when motor vehicle drivers fail to share the roads. When motorcycles are involved in collisions, riders often suffer serious or fatal injuries.