Cincinnati, OH – Cameron Ferguson Injured in Motorcyclist Accident on Reading RdOhio & Indiana Legal News
Cincinnati, OH (August 24, 2020) – Two people suffered critical injuries after a hit-and-run accident involving two motorcycles and another vehicle in Cincinnati on Sunday morning, August 23.
The collision occurred at the 3200 block of Reading Road at around 2:20 a.m. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, a 2008 Dodge Nitro traveling northbound on Reading Road hit a 2020 Kawasaki KX100 motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle, 22-year-old Cameron Ferguson, lost control of the bike and collided with a 2020 Yamaha YZ85 off-road motorcycle operated by 21-year-old Michael Cook.
The driver of the Dodge fled the scene of the accident, and the vehicle was later found abandoned. Ferguson and Cook both suffered serious injuries and were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Excessive speed was reportedly a factor in the crash.
No further information is available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Cameron Ferguson, Michael Cook, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Cincinnati
Multiple studies have found that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer fatal injuries after being involved in a serious accident. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. According to data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 3,826 motorcycle collisions reported statewide in 2017. These accidents contributed to 3,162 injuries and 157 fatalities. Riders from the ages of 21 to 25 were most often involved in fatal motorcycles crashes in Ohio.
Motorcyclists, even when they follow the necessary safety protocol, have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle, and this places them at greater risk of suffering serious to life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision. Common road hazards that are just slight inconveniences for passengers of larger motor vehicles, such as potholes, ice, cracks, or slick roads are a much greater risk for riders than drivers. Ohio motorcycle crashes can leave riders paralyzed, as amputees, or with other types of permanent disability that can greatly impact their ability to live their lives as they once could.
At the Green Law Firm, our team of Cincinnati motorcycle accident attorneys advocates for innocent riders who have faced injury and harm due to careless drivers, and we will fight to make sure that you are able to recover the compensation you deserve after being unfairly injured in an Ohio motorcycle accident. Insurance companies often try to close the case early, effectively eliminating any additional compensation you may be entitled to. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a motorcycle accident in Cincinnati, call us today at (513)769-0840 to discuss your case with a qualified Ohio personal injury attorney.
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