Sept. 5, 2012
A recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that failure to negotiate curves in the road was a leading cause of motorcycle accidents.
This finding rang true in the case of a recent crash involving a 21-year-old female motorcyclist from Lafayette, Indiana. WLFI 18 News reports the accident happened on County Road 400 West on Monday evening at around 7:30 p.m.
Deputies with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office say the woman lost control of the bike as she rounded a curve and veered off the road, causing her motorcycle to strike a fence. The impact caused the rider to be ejected, leaving her seriously injured despite the fact she was wearing a helmet at the time of the Indianapolis motorcycle accident.
She was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of severe internal injuries.
To combat the growing number of these types of accidents, several new motorcycle license testing procedures are being considered. One of these new tests involves properly maneuvering the machine through a set of sharp curves.
Experts say the tests could potentially greatly decrease the number of motorcycle accidents each year.
The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers encourage individuals who ride motorcycles to receive training from a professional at one of the several training facilities recommended by the Indiana Department of Transportation before taking a bike onto the streets.