Large Truck Runs Stop Sign and Collides with Motorcycle in Albany, Missouri

By John Page on June 16, 2011 - Comments off

A man was driving on US Highway 169 in a large truck on June 7, 2011, when he ran a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle carrying two people, according to The motorcycle was travelling down US Highway 136 when the driver of the truck pulled out without stopping. The motorcyclist was unable to stop or move over and ran into the side of the truck.

A woman was riding on the motorcycle with the motorcyclist when the Missouri motorcycle accident occurred. Both were taken to nearby hospitals. The driver of the motorcycle was said to have sustained moderate injuries but the woman was in serious condition and had to be airlifted from the scene of the crash. Police say that both were wearing helmets at the time of the incident.

Accidents like this are often caused when drivers do not see motorcyclists before they make a turn. To try to avoid accidents like the one above, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends that all riders wear high visibility gear. They argue that high visibility gear will increase the chances that another motorist will notice the motorcycle and, thus, make an accident less likely. They note that it is particularly important for riders to wear high visibility gear at night, when it can become even more difficult for other drivers to see motorcycles.

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