Motorcyclists travelling the streets and highways of Connecticut should be able to enjoy the freedom of the road. Unfortunately, when a motorcyclist is struck by a careless or inattentive driver, the results could be deadly.
A 30-year-old man was killed recently in a motorcycle crash in Shelton, Connecticut, southwest of Hartford. The motorcycle accident occurred on Leavenworth Road near the White Hills Shopping Center. Local police were called to the mall in Fairfield County around 6:45 that evening.
According to reports, the victim's motorcycle collided with a Honda CRV throwing the motorcyclist from the bike. The 30-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A reconstruction team was called in to investigate. Shelton Police are asking for anyone with information on the incident to come forward.
The motorcycle accident was another in a recent string of motorcycle crashes in and around Hartford. These accidents, unlike normal car crashes, are especially likely to result in serious injuries or death.
Even when motorcyclists take safety precautions by wearing helmets and other protective clothing, they can be seriously injured if they are thrown from their bike. No safety measure can eliminate that risk.
The injuries sustained when being thrown from a motorcycle can be debilitating. Injured motorcyclists are often subjected to lost time at work and lengthy rehabilitation. The financial detriment such things can cause is significant. As a result, those injured in serious motorcycle accidents are encouraged to contact a local Hartford attorney for an evaluation of their case.
Local attorneys may be able to help injury victims determine who the negligent party was and what their liability exposure is. All of this may help victims and their families pursue the largest possible compensation for their injuries.
Source: NBC News, "Shelton Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash," Nov. 5, 2013