A 63-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured in an accident early last week when his motorcycle was struck by a car driven by an 82-year-old woman. The man was taken by helicopter to the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The elderly woman was treated at the hospital and released.
The crash occurred on Route 44 just west of Stage Road in Coventry, directly east of Hartford. Police say that the motorcycle accident is still under investigation. The police did not immediately identify either driver or the extent of the man’s injuries.
While the victim’s condition was not entirely clear, motorcyclists, in general, are at a higher risk of serious injuries. Even with a helmet, riders just don’t have the type of protection that the cab of a vehicle provides. As a result , motorcycle accidents often result in brain injuries and/or permanent disabilities. These injuries can be debilitating to not only the victim but his or her family.
Motorcycle accident victims suffering from severe injuries and their loved ones must fight through a tough set of challenges. Medical bills, missed work and rehabilitation can linger for years. Additionally, untold lifestyle alterations can be a drastic side effect to a motorcycle injury. With this level of exposure, victims and their families need to know where they can turn for help.
Local Hartford area attorneys have done just that for hundreds of motorcycle accident victims. They specialize in helping victims through the aftermath of an accident. From accident investigation to insurance agreements to damages negotiations, these professionals know exactly what to do. There are simply too many variables and too much at stake for victims and their families to go it alone.
Source: Hartford Courant, “Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Coventry Crash,” David Owens, Nov. 11, 2012