Friday, February 6, 2009

Motorcycle Accident Innuendo

Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exciting. It is also practical and economical to use. However, with the increase in number of people using motorcycles, cases of motorcycle accident also increases.

Case in point is the incident last August 2008 involving a motorist, a car and a man named Tindall.

While driving, Tindall saw a motorist skidded of the road. He went out of his car and helped the man. As he stood by the road, a car lost control, skidded off the road and slammed at him.

Now, Tindal’s widow and daughter have filed a claim for damages against Contra Costa County. They alleged that the proximate cause of the death was the due to the dangerous conditions of the road.

Motorcycle riding is dangerous by itself. When coupled with other factors such as poor road conditions, it becomes fatal. It poses danger not only to the rider but also to others, just like what happened to Tindall.

Let the incident be a reminder to all of us. Drive carefully. While helping someone in danger is encouraged, we must do so safely and cautiously all the time and at all cost.