Left Turn Motorcycle Collisions in Michigan
Getting involved in a motorcycle collision can be devastating. One moment you’re cruising down the road, wind on your face, having a relaxing time and then the next moment you find yourself waking up in a hospital. Left turn collisions are one of the most common types of accidents that usually involve a motorcycle.
A left turn collision happens when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle. When this happens suddenly and unannounced, the motorcycle driver does not have enough time to react and move away from the path of the turning vehicle resulting in a head-on-collision. The results of such a poor driving decision may result in devastating consequences, especially for motorcyclists in Michigan, a state having a partial helmet law.
Partial helmet law is different from a universal helmet law in that it allows some certified Michigan motorcycle drivers to ride without a helmet provided that they are over 21 and carry additional insurance with them.