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November 2014 Archives

Factors affecting motorcycle accidents in the United States

Accidents involving motorcycles often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. When a passenger vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the person who usually sustains the most severe injuries is the motorcyclist. Motorcycle riders have to educate themselves about the factors that can cause motorcycle accidents.

Rear-end pickup truck collision kills woman near Okmulgee

Car accidents are a fact of modern life. They occur every day across the country, including in Oklahoma. When two or more vehicles collide, their occupants can suffer a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor bumps to broken bones to major brain trauma. Injuries are unpredictable and can allow someone to walk away or be left permanently disabled, if not dead. Almost all vehicular mishaps are preventable, and the majority are caused by the failure of at least one driver to exercise due caution.

How can you prevent SUV accidents?

Sports utility vehicle accidents often get less attention than car accidents. Although SUVs are considered cars in motor vehicle crash data, the design of SUVs makes one type of accident more common: the rollover. For the last 30 years SUV rollovers have been observed in many studies examining the effects of SUV performance across a variety of tests. Because of their narrower and taller design, SUV and pickup trucks have a higher center of gravity, and when an SUV driver makes a sharp turn, especially at higher speeds, that center of the gravity can shift to one side of the vehicle, causing the driver to lose control.

Victims of motorcycle accidents are our top priority

The number of accidents involving motorcyclists seems to keep growing. Compared with the typical car accident, a motorcycle accident has a higher chance of producing catastrophic injuries and death because of the limited protection offered by motorcycles. Even excellent physical skills and attention to the road are not enough to guarantee a motorcyclist's safety. Too many times motorcycle collisions are caused by drivers of other vehicles who did not see the motorcyclists.

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