A North Wales, Pennsylvania, man on a motorcycle collided with the back of a Philadelphia driver's vehicle in Upper Dublin Township on Thursday, May 10, according to the Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch. Christopher Kaighn was driving his Yamaha motorcycle along Welsh Road when he crashed into the back of Daniel Ebert's car. Neither of the men sustained serious injuries in the automobile accident.
Ebert was headed west in the left-hand lane when he began to make a left hand turn. As soon as he began to do so, Kaighn struck his car. As a result of the collision, the North Wales man was ejected from his motorcycle and slid about 350 feet.
When questioned by police, Ebert said that the motorcycle was out of his field of vision and that he had no idea how fast Kaighn's motorcycle was going. However, the news source reported that an eyewitness to the accident estimated that Kaighn's vehicle was tailgating Ebert's car and that it appeared as though the motorcycle was going between 60 and 65 miles per hour.
EMS arrived on the scene and looked over Kaign's injuries. They attempted to convince to him to go to a hospital, but the North Wales man refused, saying that his family would take him to a medical center.
No charges have been filed against either driver.
In 2010, there were 4,018 motorcycle crashes, according to Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation Driver and Vehicle Services. Of these, 647 of these involved a motorcycle striking a passenger vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents are serious incidents that often result in back injuries, head injuries and even brain injuries. That is why it is always important to wear head protection and exercise caution when operating such a vehicle. It is also a good idea to hire an accident and injury lawyer. These experienced professionals can help assess your claim, try your case in a court of law and help you collect damages that you may be entitled to.