Last month, a motorcycle driver was killed in an accident involving a bus. A 41 year old man from the Pittsburgh area was killed when a hospital bus carrying workers to a parking lot attempted to turn left.
According to an online news article, the motorcycle rider was traveling in his lane when the bus pulled out in front of him. The rider who had pulled a wheelie was unable to respond in time and collided with the bus, according to an unidentified witness. Source: www.wtae.com, Motorcycle, bus collide outside Allegheny General Hospital.
The severely injured rider was taken to the hospital, which was just feet away, where he later died.
Motorcycles & Intersection Accidents
Fatal motorcycle accidents often occur at or near intersections. These types of accidents often result in catastrophic injuries due to the motorcycle rider coming into direct contact with a car, truck or bus, or being thrown from his or her motorcycle and landing on the pavement. Head injuries, massive internal damage, and severe fractures are very common. Whether it’s due to a driver turning into the path of a motorcycle or a driver running a red light and causing a t-bone type accident, motorcycle riders often succumb to their injuries. Learn more about intersection accidents involving motorcycles.
Drivers Often Fail to See Motorcycles
Due to the size difference between motorcycles and cars or trucks, drivers often have difficulty seeing motorcycles. This is one of the main reasons why motorcycle accidents occur. In addition, drivers are usually unfamiliar with how motorcycles operate.