Updated on: 3/18/2019
At least one person was badly injured in a collision between a motorcycle and SUV on Monday in Skyway, according to police.
The incident occurred around 12:50 p.m. in the 13000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.
Police say one person was taken from the scene in an ambulance. The victim’s condition was not immediately available.
A preliminary investigation determined that the motorcyclist was heading east on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South as the SUV pulled onto the roadway from a parking lot. The motorcyclist tried to avoid the SUV but could not, crashing into the side of the SUV.
All lanes of the highway are currently closed at the scene.
Location of the Crash
Common Causes of Motorcycle Injuries
Motorcyclists are afforded less protection and are exposed to far greater dangers than drivers in cars. And at the same time, those same drivers in cars often do not give motorcycle riders the respect they deserve.
The following are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accident injuries:
- Motorcycles wiping out and the rider comes into contact with the pavement or other vehicles.
- Motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles, making them prone to accidents.
- Even a slight impact on a lightweight motorcycle can cause serious injuries.
- Drivers of other vehicles may not see motorcycles because of their lack of size.
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