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Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Warn Motorists To Look Twice For Motorcycles

March 19, 2011, ERIE, PA — It’s not quite spring yet but the Erie region has already seen the first serious motorcycle accident of the year. The accident, in the 2600 block of West 12th Street, appears to be one of those too familiar scenarios in which the driver of a car doesn’t look carefully enough and pulls into the path of a defenseless motorcyclist. Now there are people suffering from injuries that are reportedly grave. It’s time to remind motorists that bikers will be sharing the road more and more as the weather turns and everyone needs to be alert to their presence.

The Erie Motorcycle Accident

The accident happened Friday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. Kenneth Gross, of Erie, was driving a Buick sedan and attempted to make a left turn out of the Aldi’s parking lot onto West 12th Street. Eric Adams, also of Erie, was operating a motorcycle eastbound on 12th Street. Mr. Adams’ passenger was Saverio Russio, of Erie.

Mr. Gross apparently didn’t see Mr. Adams and Ms. Russio and pulled in front of them. Mr. Adams was unable to stop and collided with the sedan. All three are now in the hospital. Mr. Adams is reportedly in serious condition. Both Ms. Russio and Mr. Gross are in fair condition at UPMC Hamot.

Depressingly Familiar Words

We don’t know what Mr. Gross will say, but as Erie motorcycle accident lawyers who’ve conducted countless witness exams after these tragic events, we can predict it will be something like, “I never saw him.” Motorcycles can be hard to see. They are smaller, after all. But we all know that motorcycles are going to be on the road with us, especially as the weather warms. And we know that the risk of harm is great if we fail to take account of their presence. Motorcyclists are not protected from accident injury and depend on car drivers to be reasonably careful and alert.

Erie Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Offer Safety Information

On our motorcycle accident page , we offer tons of free safety information for motorcyclists and car operators. You can find Ten Things All Car and Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles and the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator’s Manual and these are just a sampling of what’s available to you free on our site. Our goal is to provide as much meaningful information as possible for people, both after and before accidents.

We Want to Help

If you’ve been injured in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, or lost a loved one, we can help. Our experienced Erie injury lawyers understand how an injury can disrupt a family with the stress of recovery, the cost of medical bills and the loss of earning power and potential. In the tragic aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident, we understand that the survivors can be overwhelmed by grief, fear and uncertainty. We want to help. We’ll investigate the case when you can’t and we’ll help you obtain compensation and resources to pay medical costs, replace lost wages and make up for losses for which there are no other remedies.

For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Erie bike accident lawyers, fill out the on-line consult form or call today. Local calls 814-833-7100. Toll free 814-833-7100.

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