Whether it is for pure enjoyment or their main source of transportation, some residents in West Virginia will ride their motorcycles for the majority of the year. Drivers of other vehicles, which are often much larger in size, will frequently share the roadways with these small vehicles. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to take note of their presence. If they fail to check blind spots, do not signal a turn or lane change, travel too closely to the motorcyclist or are speeding, the driver could collide with the bike and cause a serious collision.
Motorcyclists love to ride, but they put themselves at great risk out on the open road. Motorcycles are no match for other cars and SUVs, much less semi-trucks and tractor-trailers. While motorcyclists can take many safety precautions, there is no way to prevent other negligent or reckless drivers from causing an accident or injury.
No matter how much evidence is released on the dangers of texting and driving, it seems like some drivers in West Virginia will never heed that advice. Texting and driving, or other cellphone use while driving, creates a dangerous risk, not only to the driver's safety but to the safety of others on the road. Cellphones cause a distraction, and distracted driving leads to car accidents.
Just several hours east of the Cabell area, a recent motorcycle accident sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening. The 26-year-old motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The motorcycle apparently collided with a vehicle that had pulled out in front of it. The accident is being investigated by police.