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Four hospitalized after motorcycle and car collide

There are risks involved when driving or riding in a vehicle, and one slip-up can yield tragic results. For motorcycle riders, the risk of severe injuries is greater, as motorcycles generally offer less protection for drivers than typical vehicles do. It is important for Connecticut vehicle drivers to be aware of their surroundings, especially motorcycles, and motorcyclists can often

Local authorities are investigating an accident in Plainville involving a car and a motorcycle. According to reports, the vehicles collided near the intersection of Broad and Whiting streets. The motorcycle accident occurred around 6:45 p.m.

The two occupants in the car were taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, while the two individuals riding the motorcycle were rushed to Hartford Hospital. Fortunately, it has been reported that all four individuals were released from their respective hospitals the following day.

Upon the conclusion of the police investigation, citations may be issued if it is found that one of the drivers was negligent. In addition to paying a monetary fine, a negligent driver may also be held responsible for the injuries of the victims.

Injuries from traffic collisions, even minor ones, can result in missed work, expensive medical bills and possibly lingering side effects. Such injuries may be especially pronounced on motorcyclists. From broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, motorcycle riders can be left in a tough spot following a crash.

If the driver of the vehicle in this incident is found negligent, he or she may be held liable for all of the damages caused to the motorcyclist. Local Hartford attorneys can help injured motorcyclists and their families recover compensation for their injuries. These professionals can help evaluate and investigate an incident and maximize recovery for those entitled to it.

Source: The Hartford Courant, "Four Taken to Hospital in Plainville Motorcycle Crash," Nicholas, Rondinone, May 21, 2014

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