A 40-year-old Connecticut man has been taken to a Hartford-area hospital following a motorcycle crash in Bristol. According to local reports, the victim’s 2008 Suzuki was thrown to the pavement after colliding with an SUV near Jerome Avenue and Stevens Street around 7:00 p.m., Monday evening.
The man was found unconscious by emergency personnel and listed in serious condition. As a result of the motorcycle accident, the man suffered injuries to his head, femur and left leg.
While the accident is still under investigation, it appears that the SUV’s failure to yield caused the incident. It turned in front of the victim’s motorcycle when it tried to take a left on Stevens Street. The motorcyclist, traveling north on Jerome Avenue, apparently did not have time to stop.
Similar accidents have occurred throughout central Connecticut over the past year. The simple fact is many drivers fail to take that extra second to check whether a lower profile vehicle like a motorcycle is traveling in their intended path. Nevertheless, there can be difficulties in proving who the negligent party was depending on the circumstances.
As a result, victims of motorcycle accidents and their families need experienced legal counsel following an incident. Local Hartford motorcycle accident lawyers can help investigate the crash, determine who is liable, and secure the maximum amount of financial compensation for the victim. Anyone injured in a motorcycle crash is encouraged to speak with one of these experts to determine what their rights are and their prospects for recovery.
Source: The Bristol Press, “Motorist seriously hurt after Monday evening accident,” Justin Muzynski, Oct. 7, 2014