As reported by the Lorain Morning Journal, another motorcyclist was killed as a result of an inattentive driver. In Churchill, Ohio, which is about 5 miles north of Youngstown, Ohio in Trumbull County, according to the State Highway Patrol, a 25-year-old motorcycle driver was killed when an individual pulled out of a private drive and onto oncoming traffic while behind the wheel of a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. The motorcyclist was transferred to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio and later pronounced dead. The motorcyclist left behind a fiancee, mother, father, and three sisters.
This accident is an unfortunate reminder to look twice for bikes on the road before pulling out into oncoming traffic. In 2013, 4,668 people died as a result of motorcycle accidents, while 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. Further, a motorcyclists is about 26 more times likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. Drivers should always remember to be vigilant prior to proceeding out in oncoming traffic – it can save a life!
If you or a loved one have been injured in motorcycle accident, Tittle & Perlmuter can help. With offices in Cleveland, Lakewood, and Elyria, the personal injury attorneys at Tittle & Perlmuter can handle motorcycle accident lawsuits all throughout northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Summit County, Erie County, Cleveland, Lakewood, Akron, Strongsville, Parma, Westlake, Elyria, Lorain, Sandusky, and Medina. If you need a lawyer following a motorcycle crash, give Tittle & Perlmuter’s personal injury lawyers a call for a free consultation.