Indy Motorcyclist Loses Life In Utility Pole Accident

A motorcyclist without a helmet tragically died in Indianapolis in the early morning hours on July 23 when he crashed into a light pole. According to witnesses, the man, 42, was going about 100 mph on Madison Avenue when he lost control. He died at the scene. Police indicated that alcohol did not appear to be a factor.

Whether a helmet could have saved the man’s life at that rate of speed is unknown, but in general wearing a helmet can provide a certain degree of protection against catastrophic motorcycle accidents and injuries. A helmet that meets the basic standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is a good place to start.

In addition to observing the speed limit and always wearing a helmet, the Indiana State Police recommends wearing a long-sleeved jacket, sturdy gloves, and over-the-ankle boots. For greater roadway safety, the Indiana personal injury lawyers at Young and Young also recommends that all motorcyclists participate in a motorcycle training course such as those sponsored by ABATE prior to operating on the road.

Incidentally, on August 13,  Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will participate with ABATE in the Governor’s 6th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund, August 13. More information can be found on the ABATE website. The free event open to all motorcyclists will wind through the scenic roadways of northwest Indiana.

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