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Motorcycle Crash in Peoria, Illinois Injures Passenger

By John Page on July 6, 2011 - Comments off

A motorcycle driver and his passenger were thrown from the bike in Peoria, Illinois on June 26, 2011, according to pjstar.com. Witnesses say that the driver lost control of the motorcycle crash happened when he ran over a curb. Both the driver and the passenger were tossed from the motorcycle as the driver attempted to make a turn onto Farmington Road.

The female passenger was taken to a hospital with a laceration on her leg that was apparently bleeding quite badly after the accident. Witnesses say that the male driver took the motorcycle from the scene of the accident and left it on a nearby street before being picked up by a truck, leaving the injured woman alone to wait for emergency personnel.

This is among the more bizarre motorcycle accident stories recently but it highlights the potential danger that everyday streets can pose to motorcyclists. If you were driving in a car and you hit a curb as you tried to turn, the worst-case scenario is that you might flatten your tire. Most of the time, you’ll just hear a squeal and feel a bump and go on with your life.

However, if you’re on a motorcycle, hitting a curb can throw the entire bike off balance, throw you off of it and make you subject to significant injuries. This potential danger becomes worse when the potential negligence of other drivers is added to the equation. All it takes is one driver who is not paying attention to send you into the curb, or worse, to run into you and knock your motorcycle to the ground.

Motorcycle accidents happen all the time. Many times, these accidents are caused by car and truck drivers who are not paying enough attention. These sorts of crashes are a classic form of driving negligence and it is likely that a motorcycle driver can recover damages from the negligent driver.

If you or someone that you love has been killed or injured in a crash because of the negligence of another driver, our Missouri motorcycle accident attorneys at Page Law will fight to help you get the settlement that you deserve. Call us today at 314-322-8515.

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