Riding a motorcycle during the summer months can be an exhilarating experience. However, driving a motorcycle during warm weather can also be very dangerous since there are more drivers out on the road. These extra vehicles mean that there can be an increased chance for a motorcycle accident. Two recent crashes in the state illustrate this point.
The first accident occurred on Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield, Connecticut at just around midnight. Local authorities state that a motorcycle driven by a Connecticut man was traveling in one direction while at the same time a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling in the opposite direction. The vehicles collided as they approached each other. The driver of the motorcycle died because of the injuries suffered in the crash. Authorities are still investigating the crash and have asked anyone with information on the crash to contact them.
In the other crash, a 40-year-old Connecticut man died after he and his passenger collided with a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee at around 9:45 in the evening. The motorcyclist and his passenger were moving Southbound on Route 32 while the Jeep was travelling Northbound on the same road. The Jeep then attempted to make a left turn when it collided with the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Authorities say that the driver of the Jeep refused medical attention.
These tragic events illustrate the dangers that motorcyclists face every day on the road. Any Connecticut resident who has survived a motorcycle collision may want to speak with an attorney in order to understand the legal avenues that are available to them.
Source: wfsb.com, "PD: motorcyclist killed in crash in Bloomfield," Sep. 5, 2015