When an accident involves a motorcycle and a car, the brunt of the injuries are often suffered by the occupants of the motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents cause numerous deaths each year, and leave many more suffering from serious injuries. In these cases, Maryland police are often given the task of finding out what circumstances lead to the accident, so they can get to the bottom of who was responsible.
In a recent case, a motorcycle operator has been sent to the hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a collision with another vehicle. Police have stated that the accident occurred when the driver of a car was attempting to turn left at an intersection. A preliminary investigation revealed that the car failed to yield to the motorcycle, which caused the two vehicles to collide.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital to be treated. Hospital officers have listed the condition of the motorcycle operator as critical. Meanwhile, the driver of the car also suffered injuries. The injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
From the reports issued thus far, it appears that Maryland police are beginning to understand exactly what caused this accident. Although the initial indications point to the driver of the car as being responsible, serious motorcycle accidents such as this one may take a substantial period of time to completely figure out. However, the victim of this crash retains the right to file a suit to seek compensation for their injuries. A successfully litigated claim could assist them in ensuring they receive the care they need.
Source: wjla.com, “Motor vehicle accident in MD,” June 15, 2013