An off duty Philadelphia police officer died as injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago. The officer was from the 35th District and was off duty, participating in an anti-violence motorcycle ride when his bike collided with a vehicle which was turning left. He succumbed to his catastrophic injuries which included bleeding in the brain and injuries to a lung.
Main Cause of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents
One of the main causes of motorcycle accidents in metropolitan areas like Philadelphia is intersection accidents, especially left turn accidents. Drivers of vehicles often fail to see motorcycles. This is why intersection accidents account for the highest number of motorcycle accidents. Night and wet weather conditions affect driver visibility which in turn increase the chance of an intersection accident.
In busy cities with high motorcycle populations, these accidents occur frequently. Many motorcyclists get hit in intersections or will try to avoid an impending accident by taking evasive maneuvers. The recent accident involving the Philadelphia police officer is a tragic example of a very common type of motorcycle accident.
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Published: June 25, 2012