August 1, 2011
A Connecticut motorcycle accident occurring Saturday evening left a man hospitalized and clinging to his life. A report by NBC-Connecticut said the accident occurred around 6 PM Saturday, at the corner of Route 1 and Jefferson Road, in Branford, Connecticut.
When the accident occurred, the 81-year-old driver of the car was attempting to turn left onto Jefferson Road from Route 1. The driver cut in front of a motorcycle driven by a 46-year-old man from New Haven, Connecticut, causing him to be thrown from the bike. The motorcyclists was treated at the scene for severe traumatic injuries, and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital; he was last listed in critical condition. Traffic was delayed and re-routed for hours, as police conducted an investigation of the crash. They found the driver of the car to be responsible, and cited him for making an improper turn.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the best way for motorcyclists to protect themselves is to always wear a helmet when on a bike. Helmets were attributed to saving the lives of 1829 individuals in 2008, and can greatly reduce the risk of severe head injury.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another individual, contact a Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Attorney with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers. They have experience handling these cases, and can offer you a free consultation to discuss your needs.