Unfortunately, last week in Davenport, a motorcycle crash resulted in a fatality when a vehicle and a motorcyclist collided, reminding many motorists to be careful as more motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians frequent roadways during the warm summer months.
The numbers are in and they are alarming. In the first half of 2021, traffic fatalities were up nearly 20% over the previous year, with over 20,000 motorist fatalities on U.S. roads in the first 6 months of 2021 alone. Among those fatalities are motorcyclists, who often succumb to their injuries in a motor cycle crash with little to protect them in a collision with a car or truck.
Not only do motorist need to exercise enhanced awareness to avoid hitting motorcyclists, motorcyclists are advised to drive defensively, always expecting the unexpected to occur, and making sure to wear not only safety equipment such as helmets, but also donning bright colors so that other motorists see them.
Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Serving The Quad Cities
If you or a family member is injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the Davenport personal injury lawyers of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC for immediate assistance at 563-355-6478.