Pueblo, Colorado resident Robert Garbiso discovered that even avoiding a collision can result in serious injury on a motorcycle when he attempted to avoid hitting a car that turned in front of him and his juvenile passenger.
Garbiso, 22, was heading east on U.S. 50 near 30th Lane when a car driven by Laryssa Jensen, 19, turned in front of him. Garbiso swerved to avoid hitting Jensen and lost control of his bike in the process. Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle
According to Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Duane Larson, Garbiso applied the brakes, but the bike eventually went down and slid several feet on the road.
Garbiso sustained serious injuries, while his male passenger only sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews took both of them to a Pueblo hospital after the accident.
Authorities cited Jensen for careless driving causing injury for her role in the accident.
The greatly increased vulnerability of motorcycle riders demands caution by both riders and automobile drivers to avoid accidents. Motorcycles can be difficult to see, and it is vital that drivers keep an eye out for them to avoid a potentially fatal motorcycle accident.
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