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Motorcyclist Loses Leg in Genoa Township Traffic Collision

By Lipton Law on August 29, 2012 - No comments

A 71-year-old Howell motorcyclist’s leg was amputated in a serious Genoa Township motorcycle accident, as reported by LivingstonDaily.com. On August 28 at around 8:50 p.m., the motorcyclist was reportedly driving westbound on Grand River Avenue near Golf Club Road when a 2006 Ford sedan, that was traveling eastbound, started to initiate a left turn onto Gulf Club Road. The motorcycle was struck on its left side by the Ford, which was driven by a 43-year-old Howell man.

At the scene of the accident, Michigan State Police discovered that the motorcyclist’s leg had been amputated as a result of the collision. A Michigan State Police trooper applied a tourniquet to the motorcyclist’s left femur, a lifesaving move which kept the rider from “bleeding out.” The 71-year-old was transported by Livingston County EMS to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor for medical treatment. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford was not injured in the accident.

Two witnesses who observed the critical crash gave statements to police, which indicated that the motorcyclist had the right-of-way when he was struck by the car. The traffic accident is still under investigation, and it is not known as this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

A Michigan motorcycle accident may leave a rider with severe and potentially permanent injuries and in an instant can change a motorcyclist’s life forever. At Lipton Law, our Southfield motorcycle accident lawyers understand the serious impact a motorcycle crash can have on a person’s life, as well as his or her family, and are committed to holding any negligent parties legally accountable. To see how we can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover, schedule a free consultation by calling (248) 557-1688.