Happy 4th of July from all of us at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®. Yes, I’m up early. Trying to get some work in before the festivities begin.  As you know as motorcyclists, anything can happen, and that does not just mean the usual traffic stops.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, the signs of summer in States like Minnesota are the reports of bikers hitting deer. In New York State it was reported that in one night there were two motorcycles vs deer accidents. WGRZ News in Buffalo, NY reported that one man was killed and another was in critical condition due to the two man vs nature episodes. Now fellow bikers, you need to call your insurance company if you live in an area where hitting a deer or moose is a possibility. Hitting an animal is considered an act of GOD and damage to your motorcycle would then fall under comprehensive coverage. Liability covers other drivers if they sustain injury due to you. If you, the driver, are hurt due to hitting a moose or deer are you covered for your injuries? Call YOUR insurance company and find out.
In Hollywood news Dean McDermott was in his second motorcycle accident this year and Tori Spelling has announced that Dean will give up on being a biker once he recoups. Tori tells People Magazine after the first accident he agreed to give up professional racing and now after this motorcycle accident he will not ride. Thank God, I don’t know what I would do if I could not watch the Oxygen reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Two serious motorcycle accidents on Route 111 – New Hampshire. The latest accident involved a CanAm Spyder that crossed the yellow line and hit oncoming traffic. The first accident a passenger of a motorcycle was killed when they were hit by a Chevy Blazer driven by Randall Steward of Windham. The cops have charged him with everything possible including negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was charged the day before this accident for “allegedly” driving drunk in Pelham.
Two New Jersey City Officials in motorcycle accidents. Lancaster, NJ Mayor Rick Gray and Fire Chief Tim Gregg were in separate motorcycle accidents. Rick Gray was one of the founders of ABATE of Pennsylvania, the motorcycle riders’ group that campaigned for years for the repeal of the state’s motorcycle helmet law. He, however, was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred. Both bikers are doing fine.
Check out this motorcycle accident in Michigan. A motorcycle caused a semi-tanker to explode. The motorcycle collided with the semi-tanker and the biker was killed on impact. The driver of the semi-tanker didn’t realize he had been hit until he saw sparks in his rear-view mirror. He pulled off to the side of the road to see what was going on and once he got out of the truck it exploded. The driver of the semi-tanker walked away from the accident.
Kids and motorcycles can equal some pretty nasty results. It is hard enough to prepare for what the outside world may throw at you when you are riding your motorcycle but when YOU create the incident… well no good can come of that. The kid in this video is trying to perform a stunt and needs to learn to let go of the bike. https://www.dpccars.com/motorcycle-08/12-16-08page-Funny-motorcycle-accident.htm
Take extra care this holiday weekend. We know the major factor of accidents this weekend will be booze. According to some statistics the most dangerous days to drive are July 3rd and the 4th of July. In 2008, national statistics indicate 32 percent of all drivers involved in traffic-related crashes during the July 4th holiday period had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states. ABC News reports on average 148 people die in motor vehicle accidents on the 4th of July. Why the increase? More people on the road, travelling further distance and booze booze booze.
This weekend be more aware of what’s going on around you on the road. Drive safe!!!
And if you are in a motorcycle accident this 4th of July weekend call the Motorcycle Attorneys who Ride. We can help you if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania etc etc etc. We are Nationwide!
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