Traumatic injuries can stem from any number of roadway accidents, but motorcycle accidents can be particularly nasty. They are one of the leading causes of death among individuals 16 to 33 years of age in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 3,000 riders a year, and they cause thousands of others to endure significant life-changes due to disability and injury.
Over the weekend, a woman was fatally injured following a head-on motorcycle accident at Count Highway E17 and¬ County Road Y31. Officials say that the accident occurred at approximately 1:00pm, when the motorcyclist turned onto eastbound E17 and crossed the roads center line, causing her to be struck by an approaching vehicle pulling a camper. An ambulance was called, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene; the accident remains under investigation. (KWQC)
With no roll cages or steel frames to protect riders, motorcycle accidents very often result in serious injury or death. If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, here are a few steps that you can take directly following your collision:
• Remain at the scene of the accident until help arrives
• Always call the police immediately following an accident; if you can’t do this yourself make sure someone else does so for you.
• File a police report as soon as authorities arrive, to ensure that all information is taken down for future reference. Make sure that the officers take down details from any witnesses present at the scene of the accident as well.
• Get the license and registration information of all drivers involved in the accident. The other drivers’ personal and insurance details may also be of crucial importance at a later date, and should be taken down as well.
• Make sure that you seek medical attention immediately following the accident; just because you aren’t in pain at the time doesn’t mean that injuries won’t surface later. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious shock and a rush of adrenaline, masking pain. If injuries are caught early they may be able to be remedied more quickly. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
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