A malfunctioning motorcycle was reportedly the cause of a three-vehicle crash on I-30 in Arkansas on Aug. 4. The motorcycle accident occurred just after 5 p.m. and ended with at least one individual being airlifted for medical care.
Arkansas state troopers on the scene report that a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 59-year-old Texas man began having a problem with its rear tire as it traveled down I-30 near the I-49 bridge. The malfunction caused the motorcycle to crash in the right lane, throwing the passenger from the cycle. A silver Subaru SUV following the motorcycle slowed upon witnessing the accident. A black Hummer subsequently rear-ended the SUV, causing it to move forward and strike the motorcycle passenger on the highway.
The passenger on the motorcycle, a 51-year-old female from Colorado, was later flown to an area hospital for further treatment. Although unconfirmed, the driver of the motorcycle sustained what are believed to be major injuries and was reportedly transported to another major hospital in Little Rock for trauma care. The extent of injuries to the drivers of the Subaru and Hummer were unknown.
When it comes to heavy traffic, one small problem can cause a chain reaction. In this case, a motorcycle's tire caused an incident that led to major injuries for at least two people. Anyone who is injured in these types of accidents could have legal recourse to help recoup funds that can be used to pay medical bills, take care of household duties or simply make life easier until a regular work schedule can begin again.
Source: TXK Today, "Major 3 Vehicle Accident Involving Motorcycle I-30 at I-49", Field Walsh, August 04, 2014