Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Prompts Concerns Over Helmet Laws

A 28-year-old man was left seriously injured earlier this week as the result of a Connecticut Motorcycle Accident he was involved in. Reports indicate the crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning along Norwich Road, just outside the town of Plainfield.

According to an article from The Norwich Bulletin, the victim was driving southbound along the road on a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle near Stars Nightclub when he suddenly lost control of the machine and collided with an embankment.

Paramedics were called to the scene and they rushed the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The man was last listed in stable condition at the facility.

An investigation determined the rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Due to the man’s age, he was not required to be wearing this piece of safety equipment, but it makes many consider whether the state should change the law to better protect riders.

Current Connecticut law says only riders who are under the age of 18-years-old must wear a helmet that is approved for safety by the Department of Transportation. Many other states have “No Tolerance” laws that require every motorcyclist to wear a helmet. Proponents of these laws cite statistics showing wearing a helmet can decrease a rider’s chances of death by as much as 50 percent.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm urges all motorcyclists to always wear a helmet regardless of the law.