Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another Motorcyclist Killed in Cincinnati Car Motorcycle Accident - Please Watch for Motorcycles

It almost seems like there has been an epidemic of motorcyclists being killed by careless car drivers. The latest was Jason Claypool. The person that caused the car accident is alleged to have left the scene. Although Brittony Ison of Delhi was caught after turning herself in.

The car motorcycle accident crash was described in news reports as hitting the back of Jason Claypool's motorcycle on I-75 at I-74. The impact forced Mr Claypool into a guardrail. Once again the news ,as usual, commented that Mr Claypool did not wear a helmet. So what. That just tarnishes the loss of a father of three children and feeds into prejudices against motorcycles.

In Ohio it is perfectly legal if you have been riding for more than a year to not wear a helmet. Certainly not wearing a helmet had nothing to do with this terrible car motorcycle accident. The fact is that this man was doing what he enjoyed and what he had the absolute right to do.

It only takes a careless moment to destroy a life. A motorcyclist can take every precaution in the world and still end up seriously injured or killed because an auto driver did not Watch for Motorcycles or did not Look Twice.

Here is a video dedicated to motorcyclists everywhere that have been seriously injured or killed by careless auto drivers. Prayers to the family of Jason Claypool just 39 years old.

By Anthony Castelli Attorney Cincinnati car accident lawyer

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Another Cincinnati Motorcyclist Critically Hurt By Left of Center

A motorcycle rider was seriously injured in Walnut Hills on Monday June 4, 2012. It is reported a car went left of center striking the motorcyclist, Kyle McCann.
Mr McCann was driving a 1999 BMW motorcycle. He was traveling south on Victory Parkway. A car identified as a Chevy Malibu came into the motorcyclists path and lane crashing into him.
Mr McCann was rushed to University hospital. The accident occurred about 9 pm at William Howard Taft and Victory Parkway. The Cincinnati police are still investigating. If you witnessed this please call the Cincinnati police department at 352-2514 traffic investigations.
Our prayers from the motorcycle community go out to Mr McCann and his family.
It is critical for witnesses to step up in traffic accidents. Far too often the prejudice against motorcycle riders takes over.But motorcycles have as much right to the road as cars.
 The report on this was minimal. But this could have been a left of center case , a turn from the side into the motorcyclists lane . It's just not clear. Although apparently the motorcyclist was not at fault and the Chevy Malibu was.
As a public service.
          Please Watch For Motorcycles

by Anthony Castelli Attorney
8170 Corporate Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242