Taunton, MA (June 29, 2018) – Yesterday we reported on a serious crash involving a car and a motorcycle that took place in a Taunton neighborhood. The crash occurred when a motorcyclist traveling through the neighborhood struck a car that was backing out of the driveway. Police described the impact as the motorcyclist broadsiding the car.
Today there is sad news from that collision. The involved motorcyclist, who was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, has died. Police have identified him as 20 year old Tiago Amaral of Taunton. The driver has been identified only as a 46 year old man. Weather conditions were wet and rainy at the time of crash. Police in Taunton he emphasized that the crash remains under investigation and, at this time, there is no word on potential charges.
Motorcycle accidents can be, and often are, serious in nature. While riding a motorcycle brings thrills, it also brings dangers. Motorcycles have little protection from outside forces in the event of a collision as the rider’s body is completely exposed except for a helmet and any other protective gear they may be wearing. While we certainly encourage the use of protective gear, many times there is little to be done to prevent serious injury in a motorcycle crash.
In some cases, other drivers fail to respect the rights of motorcyclists to be on the road. They may fail to yield or fail to leave proper space between their vehicle and the motorcycle. This can cause accidents to occur which are not the motorcyclist’s fault. If a driver is negligent and their negligence leads to injuries, a motorcyclist has a personal injury claim against the driver.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Massachusetts motorcycle accident, you need a strong personal injury firm to fight for you. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are willing to go to bat for you and give your case the time and attention in it deserves. We focus our practice on personal injury, including motorcycle crashes, so that we can better serve you in your time of need.
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