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Posted on May 23, 2013 by

St. Louis Motorcycle Accidents Increase with Warm Weather

More St. Louis motorcycle riders are taking to the roadways now that warm weather has arrived. Unfortunately, more motorcyclists on the road always seem to bring a spate of spring and summer motorcycle accidents. In recent weeks, collisions between motorcycles and cars have resulted in several deaths and multiple serious injuries:

  • A Missouri man was seriously injured when his speeding motorcycle crashed head-on into a pick-up truck in Jefferson County when it turned onto the highway in front of him.
  • In St. Louis County, a Fenton Man was severely injured when his motorcycle collided with a car. He had been attempting to pass the car when it turned left.
  • An East St. Louis man and his 11-year-old daughter both died when their motorcycle ran head-on into a rental car driven by an 18-year-old unlicensed driver at what is known as “Dead Man’s Curve.” Neither he nor his daughter was wearing a helmet.

When St. Louis motorists and motorcyclists share the road, a moment’s inattention or misjudgment can quickly lead to tragedy. Motorcycles offer riders and passengers no protection when accidents occur. When crashes occur, bikers are frequently ejected from their vehicles and traumatic head injuries are common.

The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have been successful assisting motorcyclists injured in accidents obtain the compensation they are entitled to. If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us today for a free consultation.