According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles make up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. Despite those low numbers, the NHTSA reports there is an increase in motorcyclists killed each year in Massachusetts. Motorcycle fatalities occurred 28 more times frequently that automobile fatalities. Some of the common characteristics that contribute to motorcycle injuries and fatalities are other vehicles, speed, alcohol impairment, weather, lighting, and roadway conditions.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, a motorcyclist traveling on an uneven roadway in Kingston, Massachusetts crashed and died after losing control on the uneven pavement and was struck by another vehicle.
Pot holes, uneven pavement, construction or other roadway inconsistencies are flaws more dangerous to the operator of a motorcycle than a car. If roads are not properly maintained, motorcyclists can crash. If it was the negligence of the city or town to keep roadways safe, or whether it was the negligence of another driver, we can help.