MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SURVIVOR
The Story of a Motorcycle Accident Survivor
Meet Josh, he was attending the Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Ride, but was unable to ride because he was recently injured in a motorcycle accident in Springfield Missouri. This is Josh’s story of what happened, how he was injured and what might have prevented this accident from happening.
Here is Josh’s story:
“Josh: About three weeks ago I was involved in a motorcycle crash on National Street here in Springfield Missouri. I was heading home after spending some time with my family and was grabbing some dinner when some college kids turned in front of me. They didn’t even see me or know I was there and I had to lock up my brakes and lay my motorcycle down on the pavement.
They were headed in the same direction as I was traveling , when I was getting ready to overtake them in the right lane they merged all of a sudden in my lane and came right over into me. Luckily I was paying attention to them and quickly realized they were coming over in my lane and that’s when I locked up my brakes and had to lay the bike down.
I was lucky because I could have been underneath of them had I not gotten out of the way. When I laid the bike down I broke my wrist and had to have several pins placed in my wrist and thumb as a result of the accident. “
David: “Now we just met, but in my experience as a personal injury lawyer handling motorcycle accidents for my clients, many of these accidents have three common factors;
- Ten miles of less from your home
- 30mph to 40mph of speed
- Clear, dry, and sunny day
What were the conditions at the time of your crash?”
Josh: “It was sunny, about 6:30pm, but there was still plenty of natural light. I was doing about 40mph and I was around seven miles from my home.”