Last week saw a unique but no less serious accident in Walnut Hills, Ohio when police responded to a report of an accident shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening between an All-Terrain Vehicle, or ATV, and a motorcycle on Gilbert Avenue. The accident occurred when a 46-year-old man and his 12-year-old son rounded a corner and struck a 37-year-old motorcyclist. The motorcycle flipped several times and the ATV rolled over.
There were serious injuries as well. The father and son were thrown from the ATV and the motorcyclist suffered a serious head injury. No one involved in the accident was wearing helmets, according to an officer at the scene. All victims were immediately taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. It has also been reported that the ATV involved in the accident was stolen.
As we have stressed before, while on the roads, one never knows what to expect. Whether you are in a car or truck or on a motorcycle, an accident can happen to anyone at any time. Motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious in nature, especially when the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether it was a car, truck, motorcycle or even a recreational vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It may be in your best interest to reach out to a firm familiar with personal injury and accident claims to see if you should pursue a claim.
Source: WCPO Cincinnati, “PD: Father and son thrown from ATV, motorcyclist serious injured in crash,” By WCPO Staff, April 30, 2017