Hawaii News reports that a man in his early 20s was found dead following a motorcycle accident. According to reports, the man was traveling westbound on Ala Moana Boulevard when he lost control of his motorcycle. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet at the time. The accident remains under investigation. The number of motorcycle accidents this year alone is alarming. Many people cite the crowded roads and the sheer number of Hawaii motorcyclists for the volume of accidents.
This motorcycle accident serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists have less protection than drivers in passenger vehicles or commercial trucks if they are involved in a collision with a drunk driver or distracted motorist. As a result, they are much more vulnerable to receiving life-threatening or catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or back injuries.
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced Hawaii motorcycle accident lawyer at once.
One tip to improve your chances of surviving an accident and decrease the severity of injuries is always wear a helmet. A recent motorcycle helmet study found that the failure to wear a helmet significantly increase the risk of a fatality of serious injuries. Many Hawaii motorcyclists choose to leave their helmets behind – a dangerous habit.
For more motorcycle safety tips or if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a Hawaii motorcycle accident, contact the top Hawaii personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.