The Independence Day long weekend brought everyone out on to the road, either for traveling to other destinations or just to enjoy the weather. Motorcyclists especially enjoy riding through the streets in warmer weather as they feel the wind rushing through their hair. However, in the traffic, it is often easy for Ohio motorists to overlook other vehicles on the road and, in their negligence, crash into motorcyclists.
This may have been the case in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Ohio. The original accident was between a car and a motorcycle, but a truck also struck the motorcyclist as he lay on the road. The highway where the accident took place was closed for a short period due to the accident.
Truck accidents are dangerous because of the sheer size of the vehicle and motorcycle accidents are hazardous because the rider has little to no protection against injuries, as many motorcyclists do not even wear helmets. When a truck hits a motorcyclist, the results may be catastrophic, as this instance demonstrates, as the motorcyclist is in critical condition in the hospital as a result of his injuries.
The truck driver left the scene of the accident and the police are currently on the lookout to locate him. Holding a negligent driver accountable for their actions is one way Ohio victims and their loved ones can get closure after a traumatic crash. In addition to closure, compensation received through a personal injury lawsuit can go a long way in easing the unexpected financial burden associated with an accident.
Source: 10tv.com, "Dublin police seek information in accident that left motorcyclist in critical condition," July 5, 2014