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Riding a motorcycle requires both skill and judgment, but even the most skilled motorcyclist can be injured in an Iowa motorcycle accident. There are many potential causes of motorcycle crashes.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is the largest safety organization in Britain. In 2001, RoSPA published the results of a ten year study on motorcycle accidents in England. They found that there are three main causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Collision at an intersection
  • Collisions while passing another vehicle
  • Bends in country roads

Collisions at intersections: Collisions at intersections account for about half of Iowa motorcycle crashes. This type of motorcycle accident usually happens in towns and cities. These accidents usually happen when a driver does not see a motorcycle or misjudges the motorcyclist’s speed and distance and makes a left turn into the motorcyclist’s path. The motorcyclist has no way to avoid the crash.

Collisions while passing another vehicle: Collisions while passing another vehicle are the most common type of crash on high-speed highways. This is another type of accident that occurs because a driver does not see the motorcyclist. The driver changes lanes without realizing that the motorcyclist was in his blind spot. The car sideswipes the motorcyclist, causing him to lose control of his bike.

Bends in country roads: Bends in the road are the biggest danger when driving in the country. A motorcyclist can’t see around the bend, so he can’t prepare for other vehicles or road defects.

Whether your accident occurred in the country, city, or highway, it is important that you take steps to protect your rights after an Iowa motorcycle wreck. Find out how in The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. Reserve your free copy by following the link in the sidebar.

It is always a good idea to consult with a Cedar Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer after a crash. Hupy and Abraham offers free consultations. To schedule an appointment, call us at 800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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