Did you know that from 1999-2007, motorcyclists injured in motorcycle accidents have increased by 110 percent? This is despite the fact that the number of people injured in motor vehicle crashes has been steadily declining since 1998 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
In recent news, a motorcycle crash was reported Monday morning last week when an officer from the Arizona Department of Public Safety was struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle (AZ Central 04/18/2011).
According to report, the motorcycle accident in Phoenix happened around 9:45 in the morning on Interstate 10 near 67th Avenue. The officer suffered a broken wrist and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The crash caused the westbound lanes to be closed as the road was being cleared of damaged vehicles. It was shortly reopened but had caused a backup early on.
No other people were reportedly hurt in the incident.
Because of being more exposed to the road as opposed to car drivers, motorcyclists are encouraged to wear appropriate safety gear when riding, the most essential of which is the helmet. But more important than the safety gear, motorcyclists are strongly advised to get proper training and to avoid the most common causes of motorcycle accidents such as alcohol and speeding.
Victims of motorcycle accidents who wish to receive compensation related to a personal injury can reach us at (480) 389-2463 for free consultation. As motorcycle crash lawyers in Phoenix, we understand how important it is for accident victims to get the compensation they deserve.