An increased allure of riding motorcycles among people of all ages is occurring in Ohio and all across the United States. With that comes a greater risk of riders having a motorcycle accident. Riders who are new at the endeavor and those who are experienced riders are all vulnerable to a crash. With a motorcycle accident comes the likelihood of massive medical expenses from the treatment of serious injuries. Research indicates that older people are more vulnerable for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycles are common vehicles in Ohio. People like that they have great gas mileage and are fun to ride. But these perks do not come without risks. Motorcycles provide very little protection for riders and even minor accidents can result in serious injuries for riders.
An accident is a traumatic event for not only all those involved but also their loved ones. This is true even when the two vehicles involved are of approximately the same size but, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the chances of serious injuries, including those causing permanent disability, also increase. A motorcyclist has little to no protection in a motorcycle accident, as most of their body is exposed and many of them do not even wear helmets or other protective gear. Even a low impact crash can cause serious injuries and broken bones for the motorcyclist.
Halloween is just a few days away, and that means scary costumes, frightening parties and lots of candy will be flowing in neighborhoods throughout Ohio. While the Halloween holiday is a time for people to have fun by dressing up, going to scary haunted houses and putting up spooky decorations, everyone should be aware of a real safety issue this Halloween.
Drunk driving car accidents can result in very serious injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents continue to happen in Ohio and across the United States. After being injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, many victims wonder how their medical bills will be paid and if they will be able to continue working.
A Pepsi delivery truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle carrying six occupants on University Boulevard and Knightsbridge Drive in Hamilton's East Side last Friday, according to the Hamilton Police Department. Three of the occupants of the vehicle were airlifted to University Hospital Cincinnati for treatment of their injuries. The other three occupants were taken to Fort Hamilton and Mercy hospitals after being freed from the vehicle by firefighters who had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extract them form the car. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.