Two people were seriously injured on June 4, 2012, when the motorcycle they were riding on was struck by a car on WV 152 near Lavalette, West Virginia (WV). The impact caused the motorcycle to collide with an SUV, and the driver of the car left the scene. Police are still looking for the Chrysler Aurora involved in the hit-and-run accident.
The extent of the motorcyclists' injuries was not reported, but the accident illustrates how drivers need to be aware of two-wheelers on the highway. And while it's hard to know what exactly caused the driver of the Chevy to hit the bike, fleeing the scene was undoubtedly negligent, careless and deliberate.
The victims may have a long recovery ahead of them. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have seen too often the physical and emotional scars left by accidents such as this. Until the motorcycle riders have a chance to speak with a lawyer, they may benefit from reading this information about filing a personal injury claim.