It is summertime in Wisconsin. With the warmer summer weather, many Wisconsinites enjoy engaging in outdoor activities. Some of the outdoor activities include outdoor sports, walking, and running. Another common outdoor activity during the summer is motorcycling. Motorcycling is supposed to be a fun alternative mode of transportation. Unfortunately, when motorcycles are involved in accidents, it is usually the motorcycle that gets the worst of it. Recently, a tragic accident involving a motorcycle occurred in West Allis.
The accident occurred on the morning of July 13, 2020 near Highway 100 and Becher Street. The accident involved a motor vehicle and a motorcycle. The initial investigation of the accident showed that the traveling north on 108th Street when the collision with the motor vehicle occurred. Following the crash, law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the accident. Both citizens and law enforcement officials attempted to perform life saving measures on the driver of the motorcycle. Tragically, the motorcyclist passed away from injuries sustained in the accident. No other injuries were reported.
After investigating the cause of the accident, law enforcement officials believe that speed was a factor in the collision. Speeding is a hazardous driving activity that increases the probability of being involved in an accident. In addition to increasing the probability of being involved in a car accident, speeding also causes a greater potential for risk of control of the vehicle, increases the degree of crash severity, which results in more serious injuries, and increases the amount of stopping distance that is needed when the driver perceives a hazard. Because of all the dangers associated with speeding or driving too fast for weather conditions, drivers should ensure that they are traveling at a safe speed at all times. By practicing safe driving, drivers can help keep themselves and others safer on the roadways.