Two people riding a 1995 Harley-Davidson were injured on Monday in Bridgewater after they were hit by a car while stopped at a red light at the intersection of Main and High streets. The driver of the motorcycle, Valdemar Cordeiro, sustained head trauma, and his passenger, Kelly O’Brien, sustained leg injuries. Both of the them were taken to local hospitals for medical attention following the Massachusetts motorcycle accident.
The driver of the car, 38-year-old Kevin Quigley, did not stop after striking the motorcycle. He was later apprehended by police, who claim that he at first gave a relative’s name and birth date and said he had not been at the accident scene.
Quigley was arrested and charged with one count of operating under the influence of alcohol for a fifth offense, two counts of operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury, failure to stop at a red light, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, and giving a false name to a police officer.
Motorcyclists and their passengers are prone to serious injuries when involved in a traffic accident with a car, truck, or bus. You are entitled to personal injury compensation if you are a motorcyclist injured because another party was negligent.
Injuries that can occur during a motorcycle accident:
• Broken bones • Back injuries • Spinal cord injuries • Brain injuries • Road Burns • Disfigurement • Coma
• Emotional and mental trauma • Burn injuries
Two on motorcycle injured when hit by a car in Bridgewater, Enterprisenews.com, July 9, 2008
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