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Many motor vehicle accidents occur in or near Indiana intersections. When these types of car accidents involve motorcycles, those riding on a motorcycle typically suffer the most serious injuries. Recently, a car and motorcycle collided in an intersection in Noblesville. Several people were injured, including the motorcyclist.

The accident happened as a passenger car was headed westbound. That vehicle apparently pulled out in front of a motorcycle that was headed southbound. The collision occurred around 11 p.m. The intersection is regulated by stop signs on one road and none for the other road. The Honda was traveling on the stretch of road that contains the stop signs.

The motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to a nearby medical facility. That individual was reported to be in critical condition. The 18-year-old Honda driver was also transported by ambulance for treatment of injuries. Two passengers needed medical treatment; one was transported for care and another was treated and released at the scene of the accident. Authorities have said they are unable to rule out intoxication as a possible factor in the car accident.

As motorcyclists throughout the state of Indiana begin to get their motorcycles out of storage for the season, it is a good time to revisit the subject of motorcycle safety. The weapons safety manager and motorcycle program coordinator for 434th Air Refueling Wing, recently shared risk management tips communicated to members of the Air Force regarding riding safely.

The first thing he recommends is conducting preventative maintenance inspection. While it is always a good idea to do this before heading out or a ride, it is particularly important when it has not been used for a period of time—such as during winter. Cables, mirrors, fluid levels, chain, brakes turn signals and lights should all be inspected both visually as well as operationally.

Next, riders should keep in mind that road conditions may have changed as a result of the winter. The cold temperatures can lead to pot holes and salt and sand may still be on the road. All of these factors can make travelling on these roads more perilous for motorcyclists.

Spring has sprung in Indiana, and few are more excited about the nice weather than motorcyclists are. That bike may have sat idly in the garage all winter, but it’s time to get out and ride.

Living in a state with cold winters isn’t just an inconvenience for motorcyclists. It also makes the riding season more dangerous. Some motorcyclists get out of practice, and just as importantly, drivers of cars and trucks forget to keep an eye out for riders that they haven’t seen all winter. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that across the United States, 62 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents occur between May and September.

Perhaps it is fitting, then, that May has been designated Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in Indiana and other states. Various events and educational campaigns will be held throughout the month to prepare all motorists for the months ahead.

Motorcyclists face an increased level of danger on the roadway due in part to the lack of protection motorcycles offer. As a result, when motorcyclists are involved in car accidents, they can easily be seriously injured or worse, particularly in hit-and-run accidents when the motorcyclists are left without immediate care. A recent car accident in Indiana has left a motorcyclist dead and the police searching for the vehicle they believe left the scene.

When police initially responded to the accident call, there was the impression that the motorcyclist simply lost control. Surveillance video has since been found and has cast the accident in an entirely different light. It is now believed that an SUV cut into the path of the motorcyclist and caused him to wreck the bike. That SUV then left the scene.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. The police are actively searching for the SUV that left him there. It is believed to be a white SUV, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC Tahoe, Yukon or Suburban. It is believed to have damage to the driver’s side rear taillight.

No two car accidents are the same as the type and size of a vehicle can play a major role in the extent and type of injuries suffered by those involved. Far too often, car accidents involving motorcycles prove to be serious or fatal for the motorcyclists because motorcyclists are more exposed. A bus recently hit a motorcycle in Indiana, and the motorcyclist lost his life in the crash.

The accident occurred as a bus from a camp, filled with campers and counselors, was making a left turn. A motorcycle was traveling south at the same time. The bus hit the motorcycle, and the accident was called in to authorities just after 2 a.m.

The 38-year-old motorcyclist lost his life as a result of the collision. The bus driver and bus occupants were uninjured in the crash. While authorities stated weather may have played a role, possible factors such as alcohol, drugs or speed were being investigated at the time the accident made news. There was also a reconstruction team investigating the accident.

Anytime there is a collision between a car and a motorcycle, there is a greater chance the motorcyclist will be more seriously injured due to the difference in the vehicles. Motorcycle and car accidents that lead to injuries can also lead to civil suits where victims can get the monetary damages they need to move forward after an accident. A recent motorcycle versus car accident in Indiana was so severe, the motorcyclist lost his life.

The accident happened just after noon on a Friday. An 80-year-old man was behind the wheel of a Buick and was in the process of making a left turn. He reportedly drove into the path of a motorcycle that was being operated by a 32-year-old man.

The motorcyclist died from severe head trauma after being transported to an area hospital. The Buick driver was not injured in the crash. Toxicology tests were conducted but police do not think alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. The investigation into the accident was said to be ongoing.

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