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Bike vs. car accidents: Injuries can have long-term consequences

One of the most frequent causes of collisions on Ohio highways might be the passing of other vehicles in unsafe circumstances. Such car accidents have caused many fatalities and severe injuries in the past. It was also reported to be the apparent cause of a recent crash that sent two people to the hospital.

According to officials of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at approximately 7:30 on a recent Tuesday evening in Bath Township. Reportedly, a semi was traveling south on a local highway with a car following behind it. At some stage, the driver of the car decided to pass the semi but encountered an oncoming motorcycle.

The driver of the car soon realized his predicament and tried to avoid a collision with the bike. However, this was unsuccessful as he side-swiped the semi. The impact caused his car to ricochet into the motorcycle. The motorcycle rider and the passenger on the bike were rushed to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

There is no indication of pending charges against the driver of the car. Regardless, victims of car accidents that resulted from the negligence of other parties can seek recovery of damages. Some victims choose to focus on recovering and returning to work while an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney pursues relief for financial and emotional losses on their behalves. Damages that can be included in documented claims can cover medical expenses, lost income and other economic losses along with physical and emotional damages such as pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment and more.

Source: hometownstations.com, "Troopers give update on multi-vehicle crash in Bath Township", Joseph Sharpe, Oct. 5, 2017

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