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Anchorage motorcycle accident a reminder about helmet use

A motorcyclist in Anchorage, Alaska passed away earlier this week, just two days after he was involved in an accident. The crash occurred on a local highway on Sunday, when the motorcyclist was operating his vehicle and suddenly lost control. A car that was nearly stationary was struck by the motorcyclist, who suffered a serious head injury in the accident. He survived, but was taken to a hospital for treatment. On Tuesday, he passed away due to the severity of the injury.

This unfortunate accident is exactly that -- an accident. It is unlikely any fault will be involved with the wreck, though an investigation is under way. The vehicle the motorcycle struck had almost reached a stop. It appears that this was simply a tragic event, something that no one could have prevented.

However, this story provides a couple of noteworthy factors for Alaska residents to consider in relation to motorcycle accidents. The first is that the motorcyclist in this accident was not wearing his helmet when the accident occurred. Not only is it a poor decision to refuse the use of a helmet while riding a motorcycle for safety reasons; but it could also bite you in other ways after an accident. Your insurer could use the incident as justification to raise your rates.

The other element to this story -- and it should be obvious -- is that motorcycle accidents are very serious for the driver on the two-wheeled vehicle. Motorcyclists often suffer serious abrasions, broken bones and head injuries -- even if they are wearing a helmet. If negligence is involved with a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist could earn compensation from a civil lawsuit to help pay for the medical bills involved.

Source: Alaska Native News, "Anchorage Man Involved in Head-on Collision Succumbs to His Injuries at Providence," GW Rastopsoff, April 3, 2013

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