Over the weekend another motorcyclist was killed in a motorcycle accident. The accident took place on State Highway 68. The motorcyclist was heading northbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle and struck a GMC Acadia SUV head on that was traveling in the opposite direction.
Motorcycles make up only 3% of the vehicles on the road yet they account for 10% of all crashes. As in this case motorcycle accidents can often be deadly. Motorcycle injuries are similar to those of car accidents although often they can be much worse due to the lack of protection. Most motorcycle accidents occur on the weekends according the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
There are things you can do to avoid or prevent a motorcycle accident. If you are operating a motorcycle:
- Take a motorcycle safety course
- Ride according to weather
- Wear visible clothing so that others can see you
- Ride at a safe speed
- Slow down as you take corners
- Place yourself in a safe spot among other vehicles, and do not ride in a another vehicles blind spot
- Turn your indicators on when changing lanes
At Greg Coleman Law, we strongly believe that negligent motorists must be held accountable and responsible for their actions. Contact one of our experienced Knoxville motorcycle lawyers today if you have been injured in an accident.