Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Tulsa
According to recent reports, a man was fatally injured in Tulsa after crashing his motorcycle into a utilities truck. The crash occurred while the man was headed northbound on Peoria. When the utilities truck pulled out of an east Peoria gas station, the man laid his bike down to avoid it. It is unclear whether the man was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
As with many activities, motorcycle riding comes with it’s own set of risks. If you are one of Oklahoma’s many motorcycle enthusiasts, it is vital to be aware of a variety of motorcycle safety considerations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Riders who lack basic riding skills
- Riders who fail to appreciate a motorcycle’s inherent operating characteristics
- Riders who fail to use special precaution when driving
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, wearing proper protective clothing and equipment can increase your chances of survival. Most importantly, always wear a helmet. Motorcycle helmets should fit “comfortably and snugly,” and should be fastened any time you are riding. It is also important to protect your arms and legs, as studies show that these are two of the most commonly injured areas during a motorcycle accident. A long-sleeved jacket made out of a durable material such as leather, for example, should be worn while riding to minimize skin exposure and vulnerability.
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident and received severe injuries? Contact an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer at Hasbrook & Hasbrook today by calling (405) 698-3040.