Motorcycle riders of Montana have it like no other riders in the United States. The roadway running through the big sky country sets everyone on a motorcycle ringside for some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.
But Montana Motorcyclists must always exercise care when out on a ride. The absence of physical protection afforded by their vehicles means motorcycle accidents can leave riders with exceptionally serious injuries.
In Lennox, New York, a married couple, both 61 years of age, were injured while riding a motorcycle. According to the sheriff’s office, as the couple was traveling east, a car traveling west turned left and into the motorcycle’s path. The couple was dislodged from the motorcycle and wound up landing around 150 feet away from the spot of the collision. Both had on helmets.
Both the husband and wife were described as being in serious condition upon being taken to the hospital. At the time of the report, the wife remained listed as serious and the husband was undergoing surgery.
As for the driver of the car, a 26-year-old woman, she is reported to have sustained minor injuries. She declined to be transported for medical treatment. The sheriff’s office states that the female driver received a ticket for failure to yield right of way. She was also issued a ticket for failure to produce an insurance ID card.
The couple has just endured an extremely traumatic event that is sure to impact their lives for the foreseeable future. They now are facing medical bills and may have suffered permanent injuries.
Should the woman who allegedly struck them turn out to not have insurance, the couple may have to fight that much harder for the compensation necessary for their recovery.
If you ever experience a severe motorcycle accident, you might consider enlisting the aid of a Montana attorney to evaluate your situation. In turn, the attorney may be able to secure compensation commensurate to your needs.
Source: www.syracuse.com, “Couple seriously injured after motorcycle crashes with car in Madison County,” Ken Sturtz, June 21, 2014