Summertime brings out motorcyclists in numbers. This is mostly due to the warmer weather and the vacation and travel time made available to Hartford residents this time of the year. This means that passenger-vehicle drivers need to be especially careful of motorcyclists as they travel both to and from their destinations this summer. One Hartford man was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist that led to a chain reaction causing motorcycle accident injuries.
It all happened on Hartford’s Chapman Road. A Ford Edge traveling eastbound attempted to take a left-hand turn but allegedly did not yield to oncoming traffic and collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was driven by one passenger. The man was thrown into the westbound lane due to the force of the crash, which caused two other bikes to lose control causing minor injuries. The man originally struck was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Connecticut police have cited the driver of the Ford Edge for not yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic when turning left. This citation is an indication that the driver of the Edge may likely be negligent for the crash that injured a total of four people. The man on the motorcycle suffered multiple lacerations, a broken leg and other serious injuries. Likely the man or his family will inquire into a full investigation into the accident.
While many people consider the reality that motorcyclists are out in large numbers on Hartford roads, some drivers are not so aware of this fact. This is what happened on Chapman Road last week and caused several motorcyclists to suffer injuries due to the crash.
The driver of the Ford Edge faces a traffic citation, but like any other party who may have caused an accident through a negligent act, he may also face personal injury claim from the injured victims.
Source: delawareonline.com, “Driver cited in motorcycle crash that injured 4,” Brittany Horn, July 18, 2015