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Motorcycle accident occurs in early morning traffic

Early morning traffic can mean a lot to West Virginia residents. It can mean a very long commute to work. Vehicles can be stopped on major roads and move at crawling speeds. When this happens, it is important that drivers are attentive to the vehicles ahead of them and behind them. It is also crucial that drivers watch for merging vehicles and leave room for them. Motorcyclist should be especially careful in dense traffic. A motorcycle accident is more likely in traffic and drivers are less likely to see these small vehicles because they tend to be hidden in their blind spots. A motorcycle crash has the tendency to result in serious injuries or even fatalities.

An early morning collision recently occurred between a motorcycle and a vehicle. A man and a woman were riding on the motorcycle on Interstate 64 when the motorcycle struck the rear of a Frontier truck. Traffic had been slowed down in the area and authorities believe it may have played a role in the accident. Emergency crews responded to the collision that caused the eastbound lanes of the interstate to be closed off for a period of the time. Both riders on the motorcycle were transported to the hospital and it was reported that the injuries to at least one of the riders were possibly life threatening.

Authorities are still investigating the motorcycle crash and have yet to determine the precise cause of the accident. In many cases, only after a thorough investigation may a cause become known. Even in situations where, on the surface, the situation seems clear, other factors discovered later may result in a different understanding of the situation - and a different determination regarding liability. When a negligence driver causes an accident and the victims sustain injury, those affected may be able to file a personal injury claim. The award from the suit would help cover medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

No matter what type of vehicle is being driven, it is crucial that all drivers practice safe driving habits. Watching speeds and remaining attentive is important and could help avoid accidents. However, when accidents do occur despite taking safe measures, the legal system provides an opportunity to recover compensation.

Source:, "Motorcycle accident on I-64; injuries reported," Jamie Smith, May 15, 2013

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