It was in the earliest hours of April 23rd when an Aurora man’s life was changed forever. As he was riding home on his Harley-Davidson, the man was struck by a silver Honda Civic. The man kept his motorcycle upright for most of the incident, but eventually he crashed in a blaze of sparks on Parker Road. Now authorities are trying to find out who caused this crash, and motorcyclists all over the state are wondering if there is any way for them to avoid this kind of tragedy.
Can I Avoid a Motorcycle Accident While I’m Riding?
Two good Samaritans came to this rider’s aid. Blocking oncoming traffic with their cars, the rescuers were able to keep the man safe till medical help could arrived. In the process, one of the rescuer’s cars was hit by oncoming traffic, but if they had not been there, the Aurora motorcyclist might have been killed. Thanks to their bravery, the motorcyclist made it to the hospital, but the collision carried a hefty toll.
The Aurora man has endured three surgeries—the most recent of which was an above the knee amputation. His life will never be the same, and as police search for the driver who caused this crash, family members try to raise money to pay for the Aurora man’s medical bills.
Many circumstances can lead to situations just like this one when you are out on the open road. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep from becoming another statistic.
- Enroll in motorcycle safety courses to keep your skills sharp.
- Review the Colorado state motorcycle operator handbook.
- Ride as if every vehicle is a potential threat.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is coming to an end, but our efforts to make Colorado’s roads safer for motorcyclists will continue on. Remember, to ride safe out there Colorado—from the motorcycling attorneys at the Metier Law Firm.