Many Connecticut residents have a hard time keeping track of motorcycles on the roads. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, with a lower profile that can make them harder to see. Some drivers will even do their best to create distance between themselves and motorcycles, thereby attempting to avoid any possible collisions.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents do occur on the roadways of Connecticut. A recent article noted one such collision, which occurred in the evening hours on September 2.
According to the recent article, this car accident occurred when the 45-year-old driver of a minivan made a left-hand turn from Tulip Street onto Divinity Street in Bristol. As the minivan made the turn, it collided in the intersection with a motorcycle being driven by a 21-year-old man. The reports indicate that the collision left the motorcyclist with “life-threatening” injuries. He was transported to the hospital for emergency medical treatment by Life Star, a helicopter transport.
The initial reports were thin on details of how this serious car accident occurred. When collisions occur at intersections, it is common that one of the parties involved disobeyed the appropriate traffic regulations by proceeding into the intersection out of turn. Although oftentimes collisions at intersections occur at low speeds if they are all-stop intersections, other intersections require only one direction to stop, which means that traffic coming the other way may be proceeding at full speed. The results can be deadly. If the driver of the minivan in this case was negligent, the motorcyclist may be able to make a claim in a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation.
Source: wtnh.com, “One seriously injured in Bristol motorcycle accident,” Noah Levy, Sept. 2, 2017