How to Reduce the Risk of Involvement in a Fatal Dirt Bike Accident
Dirt bikes are a great way to get outside, socialize, and have fun. But they can also be deadly.
According to police, an accident that occurred recently in the 3800 block of Whitaker Avenue resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man riding a dirt bike. The bike was headed southbound. It attempted to pass a box truck, but lost control and slid under the truck.
The biker was transported to Temple Hospital where is was pronounced dead.
This is one of the many incidents that remind us how important it is to operate dirt bikes with great care.
When it comes to dirt biking, there are some risks that come with the territory. Here are five things you should know about the dangers of this extreme sport:
1. Dirt Biking is Dangerous, Especially at High Speeds
Speeding is as big of a danger with dirt biking as it is with operating a car or truck. If you want to enjoy recreation with dirt bikes, make sure you understand the rules about speed and how you can protect yourself and others by adhering to safe speed limits.
2. Falls Also Pose a Risk of Injury
Collisions aren’t the only thing you have to worry about when operating a dirt bike. You can be completely alone and still be injured if you fall from your bike.
3. Visibility Plays a Major Role
It’s no secret there are more car wrecks when visibility is low. The same is true with dirt bikes. Make sure weather and visibility conditions aren’t a problem when dirt biking.
4. Other Riders Pose a Risk
Make sure you’re riding with people who understand safety rules and that everyone willing to follow those rules. Never ride a dirt bike when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
5. Know How to Handle Your Bike
Inexperienced riders pose a risk to everyone. Make sure you know how to operate and handle your bike before you begin riding.
So, before you take up dirt biking, make sure you are aware of the risks and know how to handle the bike safely. Otherwise, you could end up with a serious injury. But even safe operating isn’t always enough to prevent accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a dirt bike accident, it’s important to speak to a personal injury attorney about your rights and the potential for compensation.
For more information or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.