September 2 , 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents
While the summer in Wisconsin is beginning to wind down, the weather has remained warm and sunny. During the summer, many Wisconsinites like to take advantage of the warmer weather by engaging in outdoor activities. One common activity is riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are intended to be a fun alternative form of transportation. Unfortunately, motorcycles offer little protection to the driver if they are involved in an accident. This means that motorcyclists almost always get the worst of it in an accident. Recently, another tragic accident involving a motorcyclist occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The accident occurred on Friday, August 21, 2020 in West Milwaukee near 49th Street and Burnham Street. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the accident. Tragically, the driver of the motorcycle passed away at the scene of the accident as a result of the injuries sustained. This tragic accident was the third fatal motorcycle accident that occurred within a week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to those accidents, there have also been three other accidents where a motorcyclist was seriously injured in southeastern Wisconsin this month.
Motorcycle riders are overrepresented as a portion of traffic fatalities. In order to help keep everyone on the roadways safe, motor vehicles and motorcycles need to share the road and be alert and aware of each other’s presence on the roadway. Drivers should work to try to understand the safety challenges of motorcyclists, such as the size and visibility of motorcycles and motorcycle practices such as downshifting. With motorists having a greater understanding of motorcycle riding practices, it will help to keep the roads safer for motorcyclists and drivers alike. There are also some precautions motorcyclists can take to help keep themselves safer on the roadways, such as wearing proper protective equipment and driving defensively. With drivers and motorcyclists both practicing safe driving, it can help make the roads safer for everyone.