Enjoying a motorcycle ride through Essex can be quite a thrill. Such a ride does not come without its risks, however. Due to the lack or protection that a motorcycle provides in a collision, motorcyclists will often emerge from accidents involving other vehicles in far worse condition than the motorists involved. Thus, it becomes imperative that motorcycle riders do all that they can to avoid collisions. Yet the responsibility for accident avoidance doesn’t fall solely on their shoulders; motorists must also be mindful of those on the roads around them. A failure to do so will often produce catastrophic results.

Such was the outcome of a recent motorcycle accident in Agawam. According to reports, a car traveling westbound along a city street in the early evening collided with a motorcyclist while attempting to make a left turn. Law enforcement officials are still investigating the accident to determine who was at fault. The motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. The condition of the car driver was not reported.

Even when motorcyclists remain vigilant to the dangers that they face from other vehicles, they can’t ever completely eliminate those factors that can contribute to collisions. Poor road conditions, reduced visibility, and the small size of motorcycles relative to other vehicles may make them difficult for drivers to spot. Throw in the potential for driver negligence and one has the potential for a disastrous accident outcome. Oftentimes, the compensation earned following a motorcycle collision is the only way victims and their families may be able to deal with the expenses associated with those outcomes. Those needing such compensation may wish to work with a personal injury lawyer in pursuing it.

Source: WSHM-TV “Agawam man dies 8 days after motorcycle crash” Chris Rueli, Nov. 19, 2014

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