Unsecured Loads Especially Dangerous for Motorcyclists
Secure those loads out on the roads to avoid a scary scenario like shown in the video here. In Minnesota, on Interstate 94, an unsecured load became unsecured, causing it to fly off a sports utility vehicle to strike a motorcyclist. Such as accident can certainly be dangerous hitting any fellow driver out on the road, but the danger is even more significant for a motorcycle rider. The load caused the motorcycle to flip with its 20 year old, inexperienced driver in tow. In this case, as can happen when loads are lost, the driver of the sports utility vehicle did not even seem to be aware the rolled up foam had come off the vehicle as it kept going on its merry way down the road. Fortunately for this motorcycle rider, his injuries were not fatal and other motorists stopped to assist him as soon as the accident occurred. The results of the accident could have been extremely critical or fatal, so it is recommended that motorists secure any type of load being carried by a vehicle and that motorcyclists have a defensive driving course under their belt before hitting unpredictable highways and byways.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident, please contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices as you may be entitled to compensation. Inserra & Kelley’s attorney, Craig Kelley, is a motorcycle enthusiast and advocate for motorcyclists out on the roads of Nebraska and Iowa.