Around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of US 42 and South Fork Road, a 22 year-old motorcyclist has died. According to deputies, the 22-year-old was riding his motorcycle west on U.S. 42 approaching West Fork Road when he came upon a 56-year-old, Terry Gibson.
Gibson was stopped on South Fork Road and was waiting to turn left onto the eastbound lanes of US 42. Gibson started to pull into the intersection, but then stopped he saw the motorcyclist.
Unfortunately the motorcyclist attempted to break but could not dodge Gibsons car. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet but could not survive from his injuries. Gibson was uninjured. The highway was closed until 10 a.m this morning.
Motorcycles make up only 3% of the vehicles on the road yet they account for 10% of all crashes. As in this case motorcycle accidents can often be deadly. Motorcycle injuries are similar to those of car accidents although often they can be much worse due to the lack of protection. Most motorcycle accidents occur on the weekends according the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
Whether or not safety equipment was worn, a victim of a motorcycle collision may be entitled to compensation if the crash was due to another drivers negligence. If you are unsure whether you have a case, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Cincinnati can help you.
There are things you can do to avoid or prevent a motorcycle accident. If you are operating a motorcycle:
- Take a motorcycle safety course
- Ride according to weather
- Wear visible clothing so that others can see you
- Ride at a safe speed
- Slow down as you take corners
- Place yourself in a safe spot among other vehicles, and do not ride in a another vehicles blind spot
- Turn your indicators on when changing lanes
To learn more about your legal options or to talk to a legal professional about a potential personal injury claim in Cincinnati, contact us today by calling (877) 288-3241. There are no upfront fees and your initial consultation is also free of charge.