Police in Pennsylvania reported an accident on the morning of July 8 that left a motorcyclist and his passenger injured. The accident occurred in Nockamixon Township, and the occupants of both vehicles involved are all residents of New Jersey.
The motorcyclist, a 54-year-old man, was riding a Harley-Davidson on River Road when a Chevrolet CK1500 pickup entered the road and triggered a collision according to police. The driver of the truck received a citation for failing to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when entering or crossing a roadway.
The truck's driver and the 51-year-old woman who was his passenger were each wearing seat belts and were unhurt. Police reported that the operator of the motorcycle and a female passenger were admitted to St. Luke's University Hospital. The hospital did not have a record of the passenger at the time of the report and would not specify the driver's condition, but police stated that both occupants suffered serious injuries from the collision.
Even with protective gear that is properly worn, collisions with heavier vehicles often lead to serious injuries for motorcyclists. Costs of emergency treatment, rehabilitation and the inability to continue working can cause immense financial strain for an injured biker's family. In situations where other drivers seem to be responsible for motorcycle accidents, injured victims may want to contact personal injury attorneys about filing lawsuits against those drivers. A lawyer could help maximize the value of any compensation awarded in a civil suit by performing his or her due diligence in calculating all of the financial harm caused to a client in a crash.