Racine, WI (July 16, 2023) – Injuries were reported in a serious motorcycle accident at an intersection in Racine on the night of Saturday, July 15.
According to Racine County officials, the accident happened before midnight at the intersection of Erie Street and Barker Street. A motorcyclist was riding in the area when they were suddenly involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle onto the road. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Racine responders were dispatched to the scene. The motorcyclist, who has only been identified as an adult male, was found unconscious after the accident, but they were still breathing. They were rushed to the hospital in serious condition, though the full extent of their injuries is not yet known.
The area was blocked for several hours following the collision, which led to delays for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the motorcyclist injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Wisconsin
Motorcycle riders deserve the same type of care on our roads as any other driver. These riders have way less protection than many other drivers on our roads, which means that they are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries or even lose their lives in the event of an accident. Even though drivers are supposed to use special precautions around these drivers, these collisions still happen weekly in Wisconsin. In 2020, it was reported that 112 people were killed in fatal motorcycle accidents within the state. If you have lost someone you love in a motorcycle crash, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a difficult thing to face, especially if you have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from these accidents include the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital for a long period of time as they recover if they manage to survive. On top of this, they could keep you from missing out on time in the workplace and other activities you once enjoyed. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you should speak with a knowledgeable Racine motorcycle accident attorney who can help you along the way.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. have diligently assisted those injured in serious motorcycle accidents over the years in Wisconsin. We have a vast understanding of Wisconsin accident laws and will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for possibly the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve to get back on your feet. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Racine at (608) 471-5365 to find out what options you have at this time.
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