On behalf of The Frickey Law Firm, posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
The morning commute stresses drivers every day. Traffic jams and accidents can make it even harder to get to work on time. No driver wants to be the one in the accident that is holding up traffic. An Aurora police officer experienced this on his morning commute today.
He was driving his motorcycle to work when a woman driving behind him rear-ended his cycle. The motorcycle accident occurred on an exit ramp. Fortunately, the officer did not experience severe injuries. He was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was then released. The driver of the other car was apparently cited for careless driving.
This accident did not result in terrible injuries or death. However, many motorcyclists are not so lucky when they collide with a car. Since the motorcyclist was stopped in traffic on the exit ramp it’s likely the woman’s car was also not driving very fast. If the cars were driving at higher speeds, the accident could have been much worse for both drivers.
This officer does not seem to have been violating any traffic laws and he was just doing the same thing as many other drivers this morning-trying to get to work on time. Suddenly though, his morning commute became much longer and additional worries were added to his life. If his motorcycle is not able to be repaired, he may need to find alternate means of transportation for the time being.
If the officer had been seriously injured, he would likely face a lengthy recovery time and be unable to work for a period of time. It is possible that the woman had a difficult time seeing the officer, since the accident occurred early in the morning. Even so, if she had stopped earlier, the officer would likely face fewer medical and financial issues to work out. Ensuring he receives compensation for expenses relating to the accident is important.
Source: Denver Post, “Police officer on motorcycle injured in I-225 crash in Aurora,” Kieran Nicholson, Aug. 29, 2012