Riding is an enjoyable past time for many in the area. As soon as the winter weather breaks and the sun comes out motorbikes are a common site along places like 695 and in Druid Hill Park. But even for the most experienced riding can be a risky form of transportation, particularly given that the area is so congested, the streets are relatively narrow and many cars refuse to share the road. Common accident causes are lane changes or turns made by car operators that failed to check blind spots; cars making left turns in the path of oncoming motorcycles; and car driver who fail to look before open doors. On the other hand, motorcycle accidents are sometimes caused by inexperienced riders, speeding motorcycle riders or riders under the influence.
When a motorcycle accident happens the consequences are often grave. This is so especially given that cyclist are relatively exposed and are often ejected from their bikes. According the Center for Disease Control more than 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. 30% of the non-fatal motorcycle injuries occur in the lower extremities such as the leg and foot area. The next most common injuries -22% were in the head and neck area.
What Are The Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In Maryland?
Motorcycle accidents frequently involve aggressive driving on the part of the motorcycle driver. This includes speeding, abrupt accelerating and de-accelerating, abrupt lane changes and driving between lanes. Anyone who has driven on Route 695 during the spring or summer has observed this behavior plenty of times. Read More
If you or a family member has been injured in motorcycle accident caused by another call the Baltimore Accident Center.
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