Worn Tire Causes Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Interstate 95


May 02, 2017

One man died in a recent motorcycle accident that was caused by a worn tire, according to a local news report. The accident occurred as the man was traveling south on Interstate 95, just outside of Darien. Our personal injury lawyer in Georgia reports that the rider lost control of his bike and got thrown into a guardrail in the median. Witnesses said that the rear tire of the motorcycle was wobbling before the crash occurred, and authorities have stated that the rear tire of the bike was severely worn and failed, causing the wreck.  The accident ended in tragedy, as the man lost his life.

Worn Tire Causes Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Interstate 95

Witnesses who saw the horrific accident said that the back tire of the bike was wobbling before the crash happened and authorities have stated that the rear tire of the motorcycle was badly worn and failed. The rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. However, the helmet was not a DOT approved model.

Motorcycle Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

People who ride motorcycles look forward to springtime when the cold weather goes away, and road conditions improve enough for them to bring their bikes out of storage and go for a ride. If you ride a motorcycle, you are probably well aware of the dangers that you face every time you do so. You can reduce your risk of being killed or injured in a motorcycle crash by implementing safety tips like these:

  • Before you take your first motorcycle ride of the season, be sure to inspect your bike thoroughly. Check tire wear, brake function, and all of the lights. Check these items regularly throughout riding season to ensure that your motorcycle is always as safe as it can be.
  • Do not mix drinking and riding. Riding a motorcycle requires precision movements and fast reflexes, and even a small amount of alcohol can negatively affect your riding skills.
  • Protective riding gear can greatly reduce your risk of injury in a crash. The most important piece of riding gear is a properly fitted, DOT-approved helmet. Long pants, gloves, and a sturdy jacket are essential for your safety. Proper footwear, such as a pair of boots with rubber soles and good treads is also a necessity.
  • When you ride, keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles so that other drivers can see you. Leaving adequate space also gives you time to react to the movements of other vehicles. Give yourself at least one second per ten miles per hour of speed to arrive at the spot where the closest vehicle just passed.
  • Riding season is road construction season, so watch out for work zones. Construction areas often contain hazards like grooved pavement, exposed manhole covers, uneven pavement, debris, and puddles. Watch for changing traffic patterns and watch the vehicles near you in case of abrupt braking, sudden lane changes, and other rapid movements.

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