Every year, far too many motorcyclists lose their lives and suffer serious injuries in accidents that should have been avoided. Whether they were hit by a speeding driver or someone who was not paying attention to the road, drivers in Jasper, Walker and throughout the state of Alabama need to be aware of motorcyclists and drive safely at all times. From broken bones to medical expenses and loss of life, the potential consequences of a motorcycle accident are very serious. Furthermore, it is crucial for those who have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that was caused by an irresponsible driver to take action right away.
As the mercury starts to rise, so do the number of motorcycles on the road. It is an exhilarating way to travel; unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous way to travel as inattentive motorists simply do not see the bikes or blatantly ignore the rights of motorcyclists. When motorcyclists are involved in an accident, they typically sustain more serious injuries that result in permanent disabilities. Worse yet, many motorcycle accidents in Alabama are fatal because riders have little protection beyond their helmets.
Over the weekend, two motorcycle riders were tragically killed in an accident in Jefferson County. Two other motorcyclists were injured, but they are expected to survive.