Forty-four year-old Douglas Boughton of Janesville was heading south on Hillside Road with an unnamed female passenger when he seemed to have lost the ability to control his bike, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Department accident report.
While Boughton was transported to Janesville’s Mercy Hospital to have his injuries treated, his female passenger sustained more serious, life-threatening injuries and has been airlifted via Med Flight to University of Wisconsin Hospital.
While investigations into the incident remain ongoing, it has been verified that neither the passenger nor the driver of the motorcycle were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
The Madison motorcycle crash lawyers of Hupy and Abraham extend their sympathies to the two injured in this accident, and wish them a full and speedy recovery.
Although the State of Wisconsin does not require adult motorcyclists to wear a helmet, statistics have shown their importance in preventing head injuries following a motorcycle accident. In 30 percent of motorcycle accidents, helmets were proven to prevent head and neck injuries.
If you have questions about an injury claim following a Wisconsin bike crash, the experienced and dedicated Madison motorcycle accident lawyers of Hupy and Abraham can be reached toll-free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 608-277-7777.