Our Boston injury lawyers encourage motorists to remain vigilant for the presence of motorcycles on the road through the busy Fourth of July weekend and throughout the remainder of the summer.
The crash happened about 2 a.m. on Blackstone River Road when a blue car turned in front of the motorcycle at Whipple Road. The rider was thrown from the bike in the crash and the car did not stop. If you are a motorcycle rider in Massachusetts, we encourage you to carry motorcycle insurance coverage in significant amounts, including uninsured motorist coverage, and to speak with your insurance agent about the importance of high policy limits. There is minimal cost associated with increasing your personal injury coverage, which is critical in the event that you are in a motorcycle accident that is your fault, or in cases when the at-fault driver is uninsured or flees the scene and cannot be located.
The 28-year-old rider suffered significant trauma to his head and face and was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m.
A 28-year-old Worcester man was arrested several hours later after calling police to report that he had been involved in a crash in his 2004 Pontiac GTO. He was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident involving death, homicide by motor vehicle, operating to endanger, failure to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn, and a stop sign violation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 5,290 motorcycle riders were killed in accidents nationwide in 2008, and more than 96,000 were injured. Massachusetts motorcycle accidents claimed the lives of 41 riders.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Massachusetts, contact Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.