Motorcyclist Without Helmet Killed In Evansville

As we’ve blogged previously, even though a helmet is unpopular with many motorcycle riders, it is an essential piece of safety equipment to perhaps avoid a serious road accident or to minimize the consequences of one. There is no cure for a brain injury other than avoidance. A brain injury can leave permanent life-altering damage including spinal cord injury and/or paralysis, and possibly death.

In what that media says is the latest of three recent fatal motorcycle accidents in Indiana and Kentucky, a 63-year-old man operating a motorcycle going southbound on U.S. 41 in the Evansville area Sunday morning struck a white pickup truck as it crossed the southbound lanes of U.S. 41. The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup truck driver was wearing a seat belt and the accident left him uninjured. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. In the other two fatalities, the motorcyclists were also without helmets.

With the warm weather upon us, the roads will be crowded with vehicles of all sorts, including an increase in motorcycle traffic. Sgt. Matt Schnell of the Vanderburgh Sheriff’s office reminds all Hoosiers that roadway safety in Indiana is a matter of common sense:  “Focus on the road. That goes for automobiles and motorcyclists as well.”

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