When people talk about motorcycle safety, they often emphasize the fact that it is up to motorcycle riders to drive defensively and anticipate the actions of other motorists. Unfortunately, however, there is only so much that any motorcyclist can do to prevent being involved in a serious accident. Every year, Massachusetts motorcycle riders and passengers are seriously injured and killed in collisions that are not their fault.
Two motorcycles were recently struck by a vehicle in Brookline, Massachusetts. The 41-year-old driver of the vehicle reportedly hit the motorcycles after he crossed the centerline of the road, entering their lane of traffic. Alcohol and/or drugs were not believed to be a factor in the collision, but law enforcement investigators were still attempting to determine why the collision occurred. One possibility was that the driver of the car was attempting to pass a vehicle when he crossed lanes.