Motorcyclist Suffers Critical Injuries in Bradenton Crash
FL- Bradenton.com writes that a man sustained severe injuries in a crash when a vehicle turned in front of him at the intersection of 63rdAvenue East and Parkland Drive. Police identified the victim as a 27-year-old man from Bradenton.*
At the time of the incident, the victim was traveling eastbound on 63rdAvenue on his Kawasaki Ninja bike when an eighteen-year-old driver operating a Ford Focus turned left and into the motorcyclist’s path. Reports indicate that the victim is in critical condition.
Left-turns are dangerous to all drivers, but particularly to motorcyclists. Drivers who are making a left turn often fail to see motorcyclists approaching and will cut into the bike’s path. Drivers tend to look for larger vehicles and can overlook smaller, two-wheeled motorcycles.
Motorcycle safety requires that drivers learn to share the road with all types of vehicles and remember that motorcycles have the same rights to the road as cars and other automobiles. For motorcyclists, increasing road safety can mean making themselves more visible to drivers. Bright clothing and reflective gear can help prevent drivers from overlooking bikers on the road. Of course, the most important piece of safety equipment for a motorcyclist is a helmet. Many motorcycle fatalities are the result of head injuries.
Motorcyclists should also use caution when approaching intersections. Unfortunately, many drivers are not paying attention. When a crash does occur between a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, the motorcyclist will typically be the one to suffer the most severe consequences. The chances of dying on a motorcycle are far higher than those of sustaining fatal injuries as an occupant of a passenger car.
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Sources:https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article239047793.html and https://www.iihs.org/topics/motorcycles