May 13, 2013
A 65-year-old man was killed as the result of an Arkansas Motorcycle Accident earlier this month. Reports indicate the crash happened on Wednesday, May 1st, at around 9:20 a.m. along State Highway 5, just outside the town of Mountain View, Arkansas.
According to an article released by Ozarks First, the victim was driving southbound along the highway when he was unable to keep control while taking a curve in the road. The bike careened off the highway and collided with an embankment.
Paramedics rushed the victim to a local trauma center. However, he died shortly after arrival.
The incident has left many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to help prevent being the victim of similar crash. Experts say the best way to achieve this goal is by taking one of the many rider safety courses offered throughout the state.
Data shows that a lack of rider experience is a contributing factor in a majority of accidents. Programs provided by groups like Arkansas Motorcycle Safety or Arkansas Safe Rider are designed to give riders the essential skills they need to safely operate a motorized bike. Training includes lessons in how to negotiate curves.
The law firm of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton and their team of Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys encourage all motorcyclists, regardless of their experience level, to consider taking a rider safety course before taking a bike on the road.