Numerous accidents happen every year due to vehicles turning in front of other vehicles. This type of accident is especially common when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Drivers may fail to see an approaching motorcycle, think they have enough time to turn or take various other actions that could result in a crash. If a motorcycle accident is also a hit-and-run, the situation may become more complicated.
It was recently reported that an accident in Indiana turned into a hit-and-run. Reports stated that a car made a left turn in front of a motorcycle that was traveling south. As a result, the motorcycle collided with the side of the car. The collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the motorcycle. The driver of the car did not remain on the scene.
The situation resulted in the 23-year-old motorcyclist suffering serious injuries. He was airlifted from the scene to an area trauma center in order to be treated. Authorities are continuing to search for the driver of the other vehicle and are also investigating the accident itself. Individuals with information regarding the crash are asked to contact the authorities.
Though the other driver involved in this motorcycle accident did not remain on the scene, there is a good chance that he or she will be located and taken into custody. When that event takes place, the motorcyclist may wish to take legal action against the driver considered responsible for the accident. Filing a personal injury claim may allow him to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages permissible under Indiana law.
Source: abc7chicago.com, “Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hammond hit-and-run crash“, Aug. 24, 2015