Tech. Sgt. John Griffin of the 482nd Maintenance Squadron recalled his near fatal motorcycle accident on May 5 during a commanders call at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. His talk was aimed at the importance of wearing the proper equipment when riding, and stressing to other drivers on the road to pay attention to motorcyclists.
Griffin left work late one night and was headed towards an intersection, when he saw a car begin to pull out. He flashed his lights at the car, which then stopped so he proceeded to head through the intersection. However, at the last minute the car decided to go, pulling out in front of Griffin. He said he had no time to hit the brakes, so he just let go of the handlebars and hoped for the best. The crash ejected Griffin 50-feet from where the motorcycle hit the car. The doctor said he was lucky he was wearing gear, because the back brace in his jacket saved him from any spinal cord injury and his helmet from a brain injury. Griffin suffered a shattered left elbow, a fractured left shoulder blade, and two fractures in his lower back.
Griffin wanted to stress that motorists pay attention and constantly be on the lookout for motorcycles. If the car had taken a second look, Griffin may have avoided an accident that day. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact our national injury attorney at (866) 377-3800. You may be entitled to compensation.
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