The morning commute was longer for some drivers on Thursday morning due to a serious motorcycle crash on I-255. At approximately 7:30 a.m. the motorcycle accident occurred causing the southbound lanes to be closed. A large motorcycle, appearing to be a Harley Davidson, was lying on its side across the lanes of the highway and a Ford Ranger truck was pulled over to the side of the road. The front of the truck had damage to its’ headlight and is believed to be involved in the motorcycle crash. The rider of the motorcycle was loaded onto an ambulance and a medical helicopter was waiting near the accident site. The motorcyclist was conscious but according to authorities had sustained a head injury. The details of the accident, along with the number of victims, have not yet been made public and St. Clair County authorities are investigating the incident.
Naturally, during the summer months there is an increase of motorcyclists on the roadways due to the warmer weather. Several motorcycle awareness campaigns are in place to prevent motorcycle accidents including “Start Seeing Motorcycles” in Illinois and “Watch for Motorcycles” in Missouri. Signs are placed along roads to remind motorists to be conscious of motorcyclists present. It is often difficult to see motorcyclists traveling behind or next to vehicles in traffic due to their size making it critical to avoid all distractions while driving and requiring drivers to devote 100% of their attention to their surroundings.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are looking for an experienced St. Louis injury attorney, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth for a free no-obligation consultation.