A motorcyclist from Georgetown, Delaware collided with a tractor-trailer on August 10 when the truck pulled into the biker’s path. According to WBOC-16, the biker, 73-year-old Harold Robinson, traveled northbound until the tractor-trailer in a southbound turn lane moved into Harold’s lane. The biker lost control of the motorcycle and hit mailboxes, and Robinson told police that the driver of the tractor-trailer stopped to help him after the crash.
When police arrived, the tractor-trailer was gone, and Robinson declined police or medical assistance and continued to his home. After arriving home, the biker called a friend for help, and Robinson was admitted to the hospital with multiple rib fractures and other internal injuries. He died on August 15 due to his motorcycle injuries. In addition, the police have not been able to identify the driver of the tractor-trailer.
As this example shows, any person who sustains injuries in a motorcycle accident should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The untrained eye cannot detect internal injuries, and these are the most dangerous because they can prove to be fatal.
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