When an accident takes place, authorities have the duty of gathering as much information as possible about the situation from individuals who may have witnessed the event. This information could provide knowledge on the actions of drivers that may not be immediately clear from physical evidence. Whether they are investigating an SUV accident or another type of motor vehicle crash, the information that police are able to gain could prove vital in determining fault.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio involved a motorcycle and an SUV. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV was traveling south and the motorcycle was traveling west when the vehicles collided. The SUV driver reportedly did not yield at a stop sign as he was entering an intersection. There were also witness reports that the motorcyclist may have been speeding, but authorities were still trying to verify that information.
The situation resulted in the motorcyclist suffering serious injuries. He was transported from the scene, but his condition was not available at the time of the report. The driver of the SUV was not hurt. Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have been a factor in the accident. Authorities are continuing to investigate to determine what may have contributed to the collision.
Because the motorcyclist was injured in the SUV accident, it is possible that he could have reason to take legal action. If it suits his circumstances, he may wish to consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver of the SUV. This type of claim could allow him to pursue compensation for medical bills and other damages that may have resulted from the Ohio accident.
Source: chronicle.northcoastnow.com, “Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash“, Aug. 27, 2015