If you ride a motorcycle, you are more at risk of serious injury or death than if you are in a vehicle. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2001 and 2008 reveals alarming figures. During this time period, more than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed in the United States as a result of a crash, with the highest death rates among 20- to 24-year-olds. The number of injuries incurred as a result of motorcycle accidents was significantly higher, with an estimated 1,222,000 individuals treated for non-fatal injuries from motorcycle accidents.
Many of these accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclists themselves. The risk of injury is a reality that most motorcycle drivers accept, but if you have been involved in an accident and have suffered serious injuries as a result, Colucci, Collucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. wants to hear from you. If a car or truck driver has acted negligently and caused you to be involved in an accident, we will defend your rights and seek compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Massachusetts, set up an appointment with a personal-injury lawyer today by calling (617) 698-6000.
Massachusetts Turnpike Closed After Motorcycle Crash
Mass Live reports that a motorcyclist was serious injured and both lanes of the busy Massachusetts Turnpike were closed after a serious accident took place near exit 12. According to police, the accident happened in the early evening hours. It involved a 46-year-old Tennessee man.
The man apparently lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle and crashed into the westbound lane. The accident is still under investigation. Fortunately, no other vehicles were reported to be directly involved in the accident.
The man was transported to the UMass Memorial Medical Center by a Med Flight helicopter, where he was treated for serious injuries.
Deadly Motorcycle Accident on Massachusetts Road
WWLP reports that a section of Route 5 was closed after a serious accident involving a car, motorcycle and SUV. According to the report, the accident took place late on Friday night on Northampton Street close to the intersection with Vadnais Street, and parts of the road had to be closed to allow emergency services and accident investigation teams to attend to the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing; however, eye witnesses report seeing the mangled wreckage of the three vehicles and at least one dead body. Another victim was seen being loaded into the back of an ambulance.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident and have suffered serious injuries as a result, call us today to schedule a consultation with a personal-injury attorney from Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. We have recovered high-value awards for our clients, with many exceeding $1 million, and we want to do the same for you. Call us today on (617) 698-6000 for a no-obligation, free consultation.