St. Louis Motorcycle Fatalities On The Rise
Southbound on I-270, a Ford F150 and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle both slowed for construction. The motorcycle hit the rear of the truck and the driver was thrown off, resulting in moderate injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
While the condition of the motorcycle driver and the pending state of any insurance claims are unknown, it’s important to note the rising prevalence of motorcycle accidents in the St. Louis area. In June, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that four people died in motorcycle accidents. The four fatalities were caused by other vehicles turning in front of them. Even with Missouri’s universal helmet laws, motorcycle fatalities have climbed by about 5 percent each year.
It’s crucial for motorcycle riders to follow obvious (and legally mandated) safety precautions. Wearing a helmet, wearing bright clothing, avoiding other drivers’ blind spots, and riding within the speed limit is a good place to start considering that most fatalities happen when riders don’t do them.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation supports the notion that most collisions occur when vehicles can’t see the motorcyclist or violate their right of way. Injured riders, or in most cases surviving family members, deserve compensation. While money can’t buy back an accident, it can pay for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of life, and other expenses that may be the result of a collision. Feel free to contact a St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer today for a free case review and consultation.