Riding a motorcycle can be a fantastic way to get out and enjoy Massachusetts’s beautiful fall weather and colors. There is nothing quite like feeling the crisp air on your face and the sights and smells of autumn in our state. In order to stay safe during these types of recreational rides, motorcyclists need to remember to always wear the proper safety equipment such as helmets, gloves and motorcycle leathers. This gear can help to protect the rider and work to increase the likelihood that he or she gets home safely.
It is not known if a 44-year-old motorcyclist was wearing the proper safety equipment when he crashed his motorcycle recently on Washington Street in Franklin, Massachusetts. The man reportedly lost control of his bike and crashed head-on into a pickup truck. Although authorities are still investigating the motorcycle accident, they do not think alcohol or speed contributed to the collision. They are trying to reconstruct the accident and figure out what caused it.
The motorcyclists died at the scene of the collision. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to UMass Medical Center for treatment of her injuries that were reportedly non-life-threatening.
Although the police investigation is not complete, it appears as if the motorcyclist caused the accident. The driver of the pickup truck who was injured may wish to speak with a personal injury attorney about her case. Doing so may enable her to be properly compensated for her pain and suffering, medical expenses and damages done to her vehicle.
Source: The Milford Daily News, “Franklin crash leaves Uxbridge man dead, another injured,” Zachary Comeau, Oct. 29, 2013