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Motorcycle and pickup collide, killing one

When certain roads pose a danger to motorists, all are at risk. However, the risk is not equal across all drivers. A motorcyclist who drives on a dangerous road is more vulnerable to a serious accident. In the unfortunate incident of a motorcycle crash, these riders face the possibility of head injury, neck injury, broken bones and death. Though a dangerous road may be to blame in some of these instances, it is often the case that an inattentive driver of another vehicle is responsible.

A fatal accident in West Knox County shows the severity of motorcycle accidents. In this instance, a man was killed when his motorcycle struck the side of a truck on a notoriously dangerous road. While the accident is still under investigation, many motorcycle accidents occur because there was a failure to yield on the part of another driver. Even when, as in this case, the road is known for accidents, a careful, attentive driver will avoid these unnecessary incidents.

When an individual is involved in a motorcycle accident, that person can face serious injuries, permanent disability or death. If the victim suffers serious injuries, it is quite possible that long-term care and rehabilitation will be necessary. The medical costs associated with these injuries can skyrocket and leave victims and their families financially overwhelmed.

Thankfully, the legal system allows victims to recover compensation from those who have negligently caused them harm. Injured individuals can also receive awards to recoup wages that were lost as a result of the accident and any pain and suffering that was incurred.

Source:, "Investigators release more details about fatal West Knox motorcycle fatality," Aug. 22, 2012

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