For many motorcycle enthusiasts in Minnesota, summertime is all but synonymous with open road time. The ability to ride on a motorcycle without worries of ice or other inclement weather road hazards is a joy to bikers everywhere. However, no season or weather pattern can eliminate one of the biggest dangers faced by motorcyclists. That danger comes in the form of other drivers. Whether those drivers are distracted by their phones, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding or simply not paying close enough attention to the road, their actions and the choices they make can leave riders seriously injured or even killed in a flash.
One husband and wife from Cedar Falls were recently hit on their Harley Davidson motorcycle by a passenger car driven by a woman who was 26 years old. The woman was reportedly attempting to make a turn to go in the opposite direction than she was originally travelling. In the process, she ran her car into the motorcycle with the couple, both of whom were 63 years of age. A child who was only seven years old was also in the car but was not injured in the wreck.
The husband and wife were both taken to the Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota for treatment. The wife's injuries were said to be not severe but the husband did experience injuries deemed potentially life threatening. No other details about the injuries or their conditions are known.
After a senseless tragedy like this, Minnesota motorcyclists may want to talk with an attorney to learn how they may pursue compensation for their injuries.
Source: The Courier, "Cedar Falls couple injured in Minnesota motorcycle crash," Amie Steffeneicher, July 31, 2017