Motorcycles must share the road with other vehicles. Because of their lack of protection, motorcyclists should take all the necessary precautions to be as safe as possible. Unfortunately, even when they do, they are at risk. Drivers of passenger vehicles often forget about motorcyclists and cause crashes. These accidents are complicated even further when the driver flees the scene. After these accidents, the victims must protect themselves with help from an experienced attorney.
Two vehicles crashed into a man who had parked his motorcycle by the road. His passenger was also hit by the first vehicle. The second vehicle fled the scene. The man riding the motorcycle had pulled it over in the left lane because it was disabled, when it was rear-ended by a van. The motorcyclist was thrown off and hit by another vehicle. It was said to be an SUV, dark in color. The driver stopped momentarily, but then took off.
The female passenger on the motorcycle was injured in the rear-end crash, but she is not believed to be in life-threatening danger. The man was critically injured and was hospitalized in intensive care. The driver of the first vehicle that struck the motorcycle did not suffer any injuries. Investigators are seeking the second vehicle and are asking for the public’s help.
People who ride motorcycles understand the dangers they face. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and the vulnerability of motorcyclists and their passengers can lead to serious injuries and death. These incidents are made worse when a driver decides to flee.
With hospitalizations, the inability to work, long-term damage and death, people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident should remember that they have rights. Compensation obtained through a lawsuit is one of the main strategies to pay for all that was lost. A law firm that has helped many people get through the aftermath of motorcycle accidents should be contacted for representation.