A 26 year old Westminster man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center earlier this week, following after an accident on Route 140 near the Baltimore County line.
According to Maryland State Police, both vehicles involved in the collision, including a motorcycle and a pickup truck, were traveling south on Route 104 at 5:26 p.m., when the motorcyclist lost control of his bike and veered into the pickup’s lane, which he collided into and was thrown from his motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was flown to Shock Trauma in serious condition, with multiple injuries. The driver of the pickup truck and his passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police stated that alcohol was not a factor in the collision, and an investigation is ongoing.
Unfortunately, this case offers a clear illustration of just how vulnerable motorcyclists are on the roadway. Lacking any metal framework to protect them in the event of a collision, the most serious injuries often occur when riders are thrown from their bikes. The types of injuries can vary from more minor injuries such as road rash, scrapes and bruises, to the more serious broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries.
Additionally, while the information in this case is limited, it appears as though there must have been some external reason why the motorcyclist suddenly lost control of his bike. In some cases, obstacles in the roadway such as potholes or debris may call for a sudden abrupt change of direction, which can lead to a serious accident.
In some cases, however, motorcyclists have to make sudden corrections due to other drivers who are operating their vehicles in an unsafe or negligent manner. Common examples of this type of behavior include when another driver makes sudden movements or over corrects because they are not paying attention to the road, driving aggressively, or driving under the influence. If another driver’s negligence causes you to become injured, that driver may be liable for any resulting expenses or medical bills incurred as a result of the accident– even if that driver’s vehicle did not collide with you.
Whether you were the driver or passenger in a motorcycle collision, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can fully advise you regarding the merits of your case, and any possible recovery to which you may be entitled.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers immediately. Our law firm has extensive experience in representing motorcyclists and their passengers, or the family members of those who have been injured or killed due to another driver’s negligence. Call us today in order to schedule your initial complimentary consultation. You can contact us through our website or by calling 1-800-654-1949.
More Blog Posts:
Single Vehicle Accident Kills Motorcyclist in Elkridge, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 11, 2013
Police Urge Motorcycle Awareness As Accidents Increase, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 4, 2013