MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASES OVER WEEKEND
The A.P. reported that public safety officials are concerned following a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads that saw nearly a dozen fatal crashes. Nearly half of the crashes involved motorcycles. The Minnesota State Patrol says the Friday through Sunday stretch is the deadliest on Minnesota roads since 2016. 11 people were killed. Five deaths came from motorcycle crashes and one involved a pedestrian. State officials said Monday that alcohol and drugs are likely factors in two of the crashes and four are related to speeding. There was no explanation as to why there were so many motorcycle crash cases this weekend.
Preliminary numbers show 146 people have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, up from 137 around the same time in 2017. 11 people killed in traffic accidents in one weekend is a big number. Our lawyers have represented many people injured in a motorcycle accident and the families of people killed. Whenever a car hits a motorcycle, there is a likelihood of serious injury.
Bill Shaffer, motorcycle safety coordinator for the Office of Traffic Safety, is urging motorcyclists to wear protective gear and ride sober. Motorcycle drivers need to drive defensively at all times. Unfortunately, there are too many distracted drivers on the road, and they are not watching out for riders.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident because of a distracted or drunk driver call us for a free consultation with a lawyer. A top motorcycle accident lawyer will explain your rights and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. We start with getting your medical bills paid and lost wages reimbursed. However, we then focus on your future needs and other compensation. Our attorneys have over 25 years’ experience handling hundreds of auto and motorcycle crash cases throughout Minnesota.