Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Woman Loses Her Life after Losing Control of Her Bike

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Motorcycle riding is one fun hobby. It offers simple mobility, letting you go from one place to another. It lets you feel the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze, and at times, the very cold rain. Being subjected to the elements, a motorcycle ride gives you a sense of freedom as you don’t have to travel inside a cage-like structure like that on a car. Whenever you travel with a motorcycle, you feel more connected to your surroundings, a better feel of what’s around you.

Motorcycle riding can be dangerous
On the other hand, one rider must realize that motorcycle riding can be a little more dangerous compared to driving a car. You have to balance a bike to prevent yourself from falling, plus its easier for you to get injured should you figure in an accident. This is what happened to a female motorcyclist recently.

According to reports by the Redding Police Department, one unidentified woman was riding along with her husband on separate motorcycles during the afternoon around Bramble Place. For reasons unknown, the husband rode ahead, the wife was then left to ride alone. Not long after, the woman lost control of her bike, leaving the roadway and colliding with a building at the Bramble Creek Apartments on Victor Avenue. Paramedics soon came to rescue the injured woman and she was transported to Mercy Medical Center to be treated of her injuries. However, the woman later died because of the severity of her injuries.

This incident, according to a Los Angeles motorcycle attorney happens a lot with motorcycle riders. Citing a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this lawyer said that motorcycle riders are 37 times more likely to die from injuries sustained because of motorcycle accidents. Also, motorcycle riders are 9 times more likely to be injured compared to their car driver counterparts. This data was derived from a 2007 NHTSA study.

That is why this lawyer reminds every motorcycle rider to exercise more caution while riding their bikes, or avoid long-distance rides if possible. He believes that while bikes can be safe, there are too many risks that affect a rider’s safety. If riding can’t avoid riding, one has to make sure that he or she has all of the safety gear that riders should wear and ride on moderate speeds.


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