Causes of motorcycle accidents are usually obvious. Though most motorcyclists are extremely cautious when driving, accidents do occur. Idaho State Police reported a motorcycle accident on Mink Creek Road and North Summers Way Monday morning. A Pocatello man was riding his motorcycle when he lost control and crashed. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was transported to a nearby hospital for injury evaluation. It is still unclear the cause of this motorcycle accident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Unpredictable things can happen while riding a motorcycle. Alarming statistics show significantly high motorcycle accident injuries or even death. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution on the road and hire personal injury attorney Brent Gordon when necessary. It is important to understand some common causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents to be aware of.
Often when traffic is heavy, a motorcyclist may decide to drive between lanes. Or a motorcyclist may decide to drive between cars moving slowly. Lane splitting is one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents. Here are a few reasons why lane splitting should be avoided:
- Other drivers don’t normally expect a motorcyclist to split lanes.
- Less space to maneuver.
- Other vehicles are closer to the motorcycle.
Hazards in the Road
Road hazards to be aware of include: uneven lanes, potholes, dead animals or anything else sitting in the lane. Hitting a road hazard could be deadly for a motorcyclist.
It is always dangerous to speed no matter what you are driving. Driving fast on a motorcycle is a great temptation for many. However, most motorcycle accidents are caused by excessive speeding.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is never okay but even worse on a motorcycle. Almost half of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drunk driving.
A common place for a motorcycle accident to take place is in an intersection. Since motorcycles are smaller and harder to see, they often go unseen when turning. A motorcyclist could also be hit by a vehicle turning left. Be aware and cautious of other drivers turning when driving a motorcycle.
Hire Personal Injury Lawyer Brent Gordon
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, call personal injury attorney Brent Gordon. The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law firm have handled many motorcycle accident cases. Call our Idaho Falls office at (208) 552-0467 or the Pocatello office at (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.
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