September 12, 2013
The Delaware Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Lundy Law explain studies have shown a large portion of motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists failing to see or yield the right-of-way to oncoming bikes. One of the most common reasons given for crashes by the responsible drivers is that they simply did not see a motorcycle coming.
Such an accident recently resulted in the death of a 58-year-old man. According to a story from NBC10-Philadelphia, the crash occurred just after 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, on State Route 2. Reports indicate the victim was operating a 2006 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle in the westbound lanes of the road. Suddenly, the driver of a 2002 Ford escape attempted to make a left turn into the eastbound lanes of the road in front of the motorcyclist. The biker did not have time to stop and took evasive maneuvers by attempting to lay the bike down.
The motorcyclist was lying on the asphalt following the collision when he was hit by two other vehicles and killed.
Such an accident leaves many motorcyclists curious as to what they can do to be more visible to other motorists on the road and help prevent crashes from occurring. Lundy Law’s team of Delaware Personal Injury Lawyers urges riders to always use headlights while riding and to consider wearing reflective or light-colored clothing when in low-light conditions.