July 8, 2013
An influential study on the causes of motorcycle crashes called The Hurt Report concluded that many motorcycle collisions with another vehicle are caused by motorists who fail to see bikes on the road, especially when turning left.
One such Motorcycle Accident left two people critically injured. Reports indicate the crash occurred on June 19 at approximately 2 p.m. along Grider Street. An article from WKBW 7 News explained the motorcycle was traveling southbound while a minivan was driving north.
A spokesperson for the Buffalo Police Department stated that when the driver of the minivan began to make a left turn after failing to see the oncoming bike and the two vehicles collided.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported both drivers to a local hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.
The crash shows the need for motorists to be more aware of the motorcycles when driving. One of the best ways this goal can be accomplished is by always looking twice in both directions before moving in or through traffic.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain motorcyclists can do their part to be more visible to others by always utilizing their bikes’ headlights. Wearing light-colored or reflective clothing can also make motorcyclists more visible to other drivers.