Motorcycle accidents are most frequent when the biker is:
- At an intersection;
- In front of a car that didn’t stop at an intersection or traffic light (hit from behind);
- Cut off by a car pulling out in front of them onto the highway (vehicles failing to yield);
- Traveling with the right-of-way at an intersection when a car makes a left-hand turn into the biker’s lane; and
- Hit by a vehicle making a lane (especially in blind spots)
Most often, the driver doesn’t see the motorcycle or misjudges its speed and/or distance. Car drivers frequently exclaim, “I didn’t see the motorcycle!” “It came out of nowhere!”
While 20% of all automobile crashes result in injuries or death, approximately 80% of all bikers are seriously injured or killed when a motorcycle is involved.