A Manchester EMT was critically injured this past week while riding her motorcycle. The accident happened near East Turnpike Road and Vernon Street during the morning hours. According to reports, the victim was traveling west on East Turnpike Road when she was struck by another vehicle attempting to turn onto Vernon Street.
The motorcyclist was transported to Hartford Hospital with what authorities described as life-threatening injuries and, at the time of the report, was listed in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital as a precaution. Police are asking anyone with information on the motorcycle accident to contact them. According to the authorities, however, initial indications seemed to suggest speed wasn't a significant factor, nor was either driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
As winter weather leaves us for good, more and more motorcycles will be taking to the streets. Drivers of other vehicles are urged to signal turns, check their blind spots and take all other precautions to avoid an accident with a motorcyclist.
Despite the repeated information presented about safe driving habits, motorcycle accidents often happen without warning. When something like that happens in the blink of an eye, it can be difficult to determine the negligent party. If a motorcycle accident victim with debilitating injuries is unable to prove fault, they may have to foot the bill for medical expenses and lost wages themselves.
Thankfully, local Hartford attorneys can help injured motorcyclists and their families investigate an accident and prove liability. Their expertise at accident reconstruction and interpretation has helped hundreds of victims recoup compensation for damages caused by an accident.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "EMT Critically Injured in Manchester Motorcycle Crash," May 7, 2014