A motorcycle may be a fun mode of transportation, but it is also one that carries increased risk to the operator. When a motorcycle is involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, the rider may end up more seriously injured than he or she would have in a crash between two cars. This is likely what happened in a recent car accident here in Massachusetts involving an SUV and a motorcycle that left the rider with severe injuries.
Police say that the crash happened on a recent late afternoon when a southbound motorcycle on a state route was struck by an SUV making a left turn. The SUV, which was heading north, allegedly turned into a parking lot and the motorcycle ran into it. The motorcycle rider, who was wearing a helmet, had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. Officials say the man suffered life-threatening injuries but is currently in stable condition.
Authorities have not released certain details around the crash, since their investigation is still being conducted. They report that the SUV driver was cooperative with the police and did not attempt to leave the scene. That driver did not suffer any injuries. Police also say that another car was struck by debris from the accident, but there is no report of injuries to that driver.
Even if the SUV driver doesn't face any criminal charges, the victim or his family could still decide to pursue a civil claim against him or any other parties deemed responsible for the car accident. A Massachusetts attorney who focuses on working with personal injury claims would be a great help in a case like this one. Monetary damages awarded as a result of a successful civil lawsuit could be used to cover a victim's outstanding medical expenses and to compensate for any loss, whether that be financial or emotional.