When motorcycle riders and passengers collide with a vehicle, they may suffer serious injuries. Motorcycles are much smaller than the average car, meaning a collision with a car can damage a motorcycle beyond recognition. They also lack the same protections as cars in an accident, such as airbags. Consequently, motorcyclists and drivers alike must take extra precautions to avoid a dangerous motorcycle accident.
As a recent news article reported, two people died after a crash involving a car and two motorcycles in Derry, New Hampshire. The accident occurred when a group of motorcycles was traveling north, and a car entered the street from an intersection. The car then collided with two of the motorcycles. As a result of the accident, one motorcycle driver and his passenger tragically passed away. The other parties were transported to the hospital for their injuries, which were not life-threatening.
What Are the Causes of New Hampshire Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents may have a range of causes. First, a driver may fail to see a motorcyclist. Due to the comparative size of cars and trucks, a motorcycle may be blocked from a driver’s view. A distracted driver may also crash into a motorcyclist if they are not paying attention to the road. On the other hand, motorcyclists may cause a crash if they weave between lanes without a signal. Whether a person is driving a car or a motorcycle, the same types of behaviors can lead to an accident. Both drivers and motorcyclists should minimize distractions, avoid speeding, and keep their eyes on the road. Finally, a motorcycle accident may occur if the motorcycle has a defective part, such as faulty brakes. In this case, the motorcycle’s manufacturer may share some portion of fault for the crash.