Spring has sprung which means drivers will begin seeing an increased number of motorcyclists on the highways. As is the case almost every year, we are already finding reports of accidents involving motorcycles. On Wednesday, April 3rd, one took place on the Lloyd Expressway westbound, near Highway 41, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Police state that the crash began as a two car accident, but as other drivers attempted to avoid it, a second crash took place involving four vehicles. A motorcycle was involved, though it is unclear whether it was in the first or second crash. One person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Traffic was diverted to one lane while responders worked and cleared the scene.
Motorcycle accidents are much more prevalent in warm months. The increased number of riders on the roads is a factor in those statistics. However, other drivers are also a factor. Many times drivers simply do not see motorcycles due to the fact that they are not accustomed to looking for them. Other times, parties are driving distracted by any number of things, and by the time a motorcycle is noticed it is too late to avoid a crash.
Motorcycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences. Brain injury, broken bones, paralysis and death can all occur, among several other major injuries. Any motorcycle driver who has been injured in an accident could benefit from discussing legal options with an attorney. There are options available to assist with unexpected medical bills and other financial consequences.