Motorcycle accidents aren’t uncommon in the summer months; good weather, warn evenings and local events and parties make it easier to get out on the roads on your bike. Generally speaking, motorcyclists are safe on the roads, but when drivers make mistakes or don’t see the motorcyclist coming, accidents can happen that leave drivers and passengers dead or injured. When you’re left with injuries, you may consider seeking a claim so you can move forward with the compensation you need to focus on your healing. That is what this man may do.
A report from August 4 discussed how several deadly crashes took place across Maine, and one in particular involved a New Hampshire man who was traveling on Route 302 in Fryeburg. The man, a 49-year-old, was passing a car on the highway as it was turning right. As the vehicle pulled out of the lane, he was able to go around the vehicle and should have been able to continue on without any issues.
As he pulled around the turning vehicle, another vehicle trying to exit the nearby supermarket parking lot pulled out in front of the motorcyclist. In order to avoid a serious collision, the motorcyclist was able to lay down the motorcycle, which made it possible to escape with only injuries following the accident.
Police reported that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, but it’s not required for anyone over the age of 17 in Maine. Fortunately, the man in this case only needed treatment at the local hospital and was reportedly in stable condition following the accident.
Source: Press Herald, “Reckless driving blamed for spate of deadly crashes across Maine,” Dennis Hoey, Aug. 04, 2015