For many people, motorcycles are a lot more than just a mode of transportation; they represent everything from freedom to rebellion to symbolic technical excellence. Thus, despite the many tragedies involving motorcycle accidents, there are still many people who are very interested in motorcycles. For police, the motorcycle represents a more flexible, if less safe, option than a patrol car. This applies in Massachusetts as well as in other states in the U.S.
Category: Motorcycle Accidents
Traveling by motorcycle is popular with many Massachusetts citizens, but most have a story or two about brushes with major injuries or death. Unfortunately, these vehicles do not offer anywhere near the same level of protection that cars and other motor vehicles do, so a rider in the typical motorcycle accident usually fares poorly.
A Massachusetts motorcycle rider was struck by a car and thrown 22 feet from his bike back in early August. According to the Tewksbury police, the driver of the car failed to yield at a stop sign and likely never saw the motorcycle rider coming down the street.
A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Massachusetts was killed back on September 19th. A driver that was involved in the accident has just recently been indicted in court for apparently leaving the scene of a motorcycle accident where a death had occurred.
A fire and rescue worker has been involved in a two-vehicle accident that left him with critical injuries. The other motorist involved will face criminal charges. Unfortunately, he Massachusetts roadways are a commonplace for many motorcycle accidents.
In an accident that appears to have happened because of a driver’s failure to yield the right of way, a motorcyclist from Salem was badly injured last week. The bike’s collision with a Jeep Cherokee pinned the man between the vehicles, and his leg was so seriously injured that a rescue helicopter had to be called.