A man was killed by a motorcycle accident on Interstate 55 in Arnold, Missouri late into the night on June 8, 2011, according to ksdk.com. The crash happened when the driver of the motorcycle tried to exit from I-55.
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According to police, he was going to fast when he tried to exit and lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle then slid on its side before ejecting the rider. The rider was taken to a nearby hospital but died shortly after arriving. There was no word on whether the rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Accidents like this one often occur because motorcyclists are driving too fast for conditions. According to a report released by the state of Missouri in 2009, over 40% of the fatal motorcycle accidents in the state occur when drivers are speeding. Speeding can be especially dangerous on exit ramps because they often slant and are more likely to have loose gravel that could cause the bike to lose traction.
Driving safely can go a long way to preventing most accidents. However, sometimes you are involved in a serious accident due to someone else’s negligence. When this happens, you need someone to fight for you to get you the money that you need to care for your injuries. You need someone to stand between you and the insurance companies. Page Law’s Missouri motorcycle crash lawyers will be there for you. Call them today at 314-322-8515 to get them started defending you!