Bristol Township Motorcycle Accident Kills 2
On August 27, two motorcyclists died in an accident in Bristol Township, PA. According to this article on Philly.com, there may have also been a mini-van involved who did not stop.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported that in 2008, there were 237 motorcycle riders killed. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NTHSA) reported that about 4,000 deaths occur nationally due to motorcycle accidents each year.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers these tips as well as many others on their website to help prevent motorcycle injury and fatality accidents:
- Have working headlights.
- Use reflective strips/decals.
- Be aware of blind spots.
- Flash your brake light when slowing down and before stopping.
- Use your horn when necessary.
- Wear a light-colored helmet and eye protection.
- Wear bright, protective clothing.
The Pennsylvania motorcycle crash lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano understand the severity of Philadelphia motorcycle accidents and their life-changing effects. We understand the law inside and out, and have a track record of success, with positive verdicts and settlements for our many personal injury clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we offer a free and confidential case consultation to help you further understand your legal rights and options.