While it is true that many motor vehicle accidents are the result of negligence, usually the ensuing crashes are not on purpose. This may not have been the case in an Eau Claire area crash that recently occurred. A 20-year-old man is facing criminal charges after being accused of purposely driving his car into a man on a moped. Following the collision the man driving the car allegedly fled the scene.
A motorcyclist and his passenger were taken to the hospital after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by an SUV. The motorcycle vs. car accident happened on Highway 63 outside Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Even though the biker was airlifted to a hospital to receive medical care, his injuries were too severe, and he died later the same day.
As a driver, you take on a great deal of responsibility not only for your own safety, but also for that of your passengers or other people on the road. And if you are a passenger, you effectively relinquish control of your safety and have to rely on the skill and experience of the driver. When riding a motorcycle, these roles are magnified due to the greater severity of injuries that are typically sustained in motorcycle accidents.
A large group of motorcyclists was struck by a car that randomly crossed the center line of a highway in Wisconsin, northeast of Milwaukee. Of the 12 bikers on the road at the time, nine were injured, while a tenth man, a 59-year-old, was killed by the crash. The driver of the car survived but had to be extracted from his vehicle after the fatal accident.