May 15, 2013
A 43-year-old man from New Britain died as a result of a Connecticut Motorcycle Accident that occurred last week. Reports indicate the fatal crash happened Friday morning along Route 9, near Exit 25.
A story from NBC-Connecticut explained the victim was traveling northwest along the road when a Honda Civic, being driven by a 53-year-old man, from Bristol, Connecticut, struck the motorcycle. The bike’s operator then lost control of the machine and collided with two other vehicles traveling along the highway.
The victim sustained massive injuries due to the fact that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was transported to a local hospital, but died as a result of his injuries a short time later.
The accident comes on the heels of a debate being sparked among state lawmakers in regards to reform of Connecticut’s helmet laws. Current regulations require that only riders who are younger than the age of 18-years-old to be required to wear a DOT-approved helmet. Some lawmakers have called for requiring all riders to wear a helmet, considering studies have shown the single piece of equipment can drastically slash a rider’s chances of death in the event of an accident.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers encourage motorcyclists to not only always wear a helmet, but other pieces of safety equipment such as eye protection, a leather jacket, gloves, and sturdy boots.