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Truck accident injures motorcyclists in Missouri

Being involved in a truck accident can be truly terrifying, especially if you are in a smaller vehicle. Because trucks are so large, they can cause significant damage to other vehicles and can seriously injure other road users. But they are an even greater threat to motorcyclists. When a motorcyclist is caught in a collision, they lack the protection and safety of a car. One motorcyclist and his passenger are lucky to be alive after a recent truck accident in Missouri.

The man and his passenger were riding east on U.S. Highway 136 on a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. As they traveled along the highway, a truck ran a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 136 and Highway 169. The motorcyclists were unable to stop and collided into the passenger side of the truck.

Ambulance crews and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. Both of the people on the motorcycle were injured, even though they were wearing helmets. While the driver of the motorcycle suffered moderate injuries, his passenger was not so lucky. She was taken to hospital by air ambulance after sustaining serious injuries in the collision.

This incident shows just how serious truck accidents can be, and how truck driver negligence can result in a major accident. Aside from the emotional damage caused, the victim and his or her family may suddenly be faced with expensive medical bills as a result of their injuries. In many cases, there may be ways to obtain monetary damages caused by a negligent driver. Compensation can help victims and their families to handle expenses while they are recovering.

Source:, Motorcycle collision injures 2, St. Joseph News-press, 08 Jun, 2011

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