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Posted on August 1, 2017 by

Motorcyclist Sent by Air Evac Helicopter to Hospital After Accident

Back in May, a Festus man was hurt while riding a motorcycle on Highway 61 north of Wentzville in St. Charles County. Managing a motorcycle on area roadways can be tricky, and the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be aware of these risks.

Motorcycle Mystery
Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 66-year-old Segundo Tolentino rode his 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide off the road on the afternoon of May 13th, rolled it, and sustained serious injuries. The accident occurred while traveling on Highway 61 south of Highway W.

Tolentino, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle, sustained serious injuries, and his Harley nad extensive damages. He was transported by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur. However, an update on his condition has not been released.

A Variety of Common, Unsafe Road Conditions Pose Hazards
Designed for multi-wheel vehicles, the safety of motorcycles on roadways is often an afterthought. Be on the lookout for dangerous conditions including:

• Roadway debris

• Potholes

• Large pavement ridges without tapering

• Slick materials, including asphalt sealer commonly used for maintenance

• Fluid spills

• Metal road surface components

• Roadway barriers and fixtures

Have poor roadway conditions led to the injury of yourself or a family member? There’s no need to concede to inaccurate reports and insurance denials. Get the help you need with the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman today.