Columbus, OH – Motorcycle Injury Crash at Sullivant Ave & Westgate AveOhio & Indiana Legal News
Columbus, OH (August 14, 2020) – One person reportedly suffered critical injuries following a collision involving a motorcycle and a cement truck in Columbus on Thursday, August 13. The crash took place that afternoon at around 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of Sullivant Avenue and S. Westgate Avenue in the Hilltop area.
Emergency responders and officials from the Columbus Police Department were called to the site of the crash to render aid at the scene. The injured party was transported to Grant Medical Center for the treatment of critical injuries. At this time, no updates on the conditions of the injured party have been provided.
The cause of the crash has not been disclosed by local law enforcement officials. Paramedics were present at the scene to render aid at the site of the accident. The area of the collision was closed while investigators and emergency response units were present.
No further details on the accident are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to the dangers of the road than those traveling passenger cars. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a collision compared to passenger-vehicle occupants. Motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities across the country.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol records and monitors collisions reported across the state, including motorcycle collisions. The data reveals that there were a total of 3,826 reported motorcycle collisions in the state in 2017. Of those collisions, 157 resulted in fatalities and 3,162 resulted in injuries. There were 200 reported motorcycle fatalities in Ohio in 2016.
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 https://ohio-indianamalpractice.com/, 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 (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case with a qualified Ohio personal injury attorney.
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