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Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run accident

The roads in Pittsburgh can be dangerous regardless of what type of vehicle a person is using, but it can exponentially dangerous for those who are on a motorcycle. The combination of reckless driving on the part of those in conventional vehicles, distracted driving, failing to follow the law and ignoring traffic signals can cause motorcyclists to be injured in a car accident. Those who have been hurt in this type of crash should be aware of their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A crash between a car and a motorcycle at around 9 p.m. sent the motorcyclist to the hospital trauma unit. The rider was approaching an intersection when a vehicle coming from the other direction turned in its path. There was a crash. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was thrown and went down an embankment. The female driver of the 2014 Ford Focus initially departed the scene making it a hit-and-run. She eventually turned herself in and is now facing multiple charges including texting and driving, aggravated assault by vehicle and more. The investigation is continuing.

With a motorcycle accident, the rider's vulnerability will often lead to major injuries. These can be cuts, scrapes, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, brain injuries and worse. In addition to the need for medical care and the accompanying expenses, the person could face the prospect of never being able to work nor function normally to be part of the family. With everything that comes with a motorcycle-car crash, a legal filing is frequently the only method to pay for what was lost.

A motorcyclist was hit by a car that cut in front of him. The car fled the scene before the woman turned herself in the next day. The rider was seriously hurt and hospitalized. With all the information that has been accrued so far and the investigation ongoing, it is wise for the man and his family to consider their options for a legal case and speak to an attorney.

Source:, "Police: Car struck motorcycle, then fled," Rich Lord, Sept. 16, 2017

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