Teen drivers are often a concern on the roadway. Though these new drivers may have done everything necessary to obtain their license, they still lack the experience to handle certain situations on the roadway well. Unfortunately, lack of experience, distraction and numerous other issues could result in a teen driver causing a serious accident that leads to injuries.
It was recently reported that an accident occurred in Ohio between a car and a motorcycle. Apparently, the car was being operated by a 16-year-old driver, and the teen attempted to turn onto a road heading north. However, there was a motorcycle heading south, and the car struck the motorcyclist. The collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the vehicle.
Additional information provided included the following:
- The motorcyclist was transported from the scene to an area hospital due to serious injuries.
- The driver of the car was treated at the accident site.
- Authorities were still investigating at the time of the report.
- There was no indication as to what factors could have contributed to the accident.
Because the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the accident, he may face considerable medical bills, lost wages due to time off work during recovery and other hardships. Though the driver of the other vehicle was a teenager, there may be other liable parties involved in the case, such as the owner of the vehicle. As a result, if the motorcyclist believes it could suit the situation, he may wish to consider exploring his options for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties in efforts to seek compensation for damages permitted under Ohio law.