The staggering statistics relating to motorcycle accidents are enough to frighten anyone. However, everyone on the road has a responsibility to safely share it with others. Knowing what factors contribute most frequently to crashes can help improve rider safety and prevent motorcycle accidents, including Toledo motorcycle intersection accidents.

Common Causes of Intersection Accidents

Since they require the keen observation and decision-making of multiple drivers coming from multiple directions, intersections are common locations for accidents. Here are some of the findings of research on the topic:

  • In multi-vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents.
  • The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle crashes. Often, the driver of the other vehicle did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision or did not see the motorcycle at all before the collision.
  • The most frequent accident configuration is the motorcycle proceeding straight then the automobile makes a left turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle.
  • Deliberate hostile action (also known as road rage) by a motorist against a motorcycle rider is a rare accident cause.
  • Intersections are the most likely place for the motorcycle accident, with the other vehicle violating the motorcycle right-of-way, and often violating traffic controls.
  • Weather is not a factor in 98% of motorcycle accidents.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an Ohio motorcycle accident, you do not have to handle the aftermath on your own. Order your FREE copy of The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book to learn your rights, or get in touch with our firm today. Our Toledo attorneys have extensive experience helping injured riders recover from motorcycle intersection wrecks.

The Dangers of Intersections

Common causes of intersection motorcycle accidents in Toledo are:

  • Failure to yield
  • Distracted driving
  • Running red lights

If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you may be suffering from catastrophic injuries and financial hardship. Fortunately, a local personal injury attorney can provide relief. Get in touch today to start your claim.

How Motorcycle Riders Can Avoid Intersection Accidents

While automobile drivers need to be aware of motorcycles sharing the road, there are also steps motorcyclists can take to protect themselves. These steps include:

  • Avoid blind spots
  • Do not weave between lanes of traffic
  • Drive with caution, especially in inclement weather
  • Wear reflective clothing and appropriate safety gear

Of course, these steps are in addition to obeying all traffic laws and recognizing right-of-way. Even with these precautions and habits in place, motorcycle intersection crashes still happen in Toledo. A personal injury attorney can be an invaluable ally in recovering from such a collision.

Reach Out to a Toledo Attorney for Help Recovering from a Motorcycle Intersection Crash

At the law offices of Charles E. Boyk, our personal injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have six locations in northwest Ohio where we can meet with you – for free – to discuss your case. Contact us now to get the support you need to cope with Toledo motorcycle intersection accidents.

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